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YORK DEEDS, 



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PORTLAND : 
JOHN T. HULL, 

1887. 



PRINTED BY B. THURSTON & CO. 



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CONTENTS. 



Pkeface 
Introduction 
Register's Certificate 
Errata 

York Deeds, 

Part I . 
Part II 
Part III . 

Index, 

I. Grantors 

II. Grantees 

III. Other Persons 

lY. Places 

V. General 



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PREFACE 



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At a meeting of the Maine Historical Society, held in Portland 
on the 23d of December, 1882, a communication was received 
from Mr, John T. Hull, proposing to publish the early volumes 
in the York registry of deeds and asking for the cooperation of 
the society. Messrs. Edward H. Elwell, James P. Baxter and 
William Goold were thereupon appointed a committee to present 
the matter to the legislature of Maine, and the result of their 
application was the following resolve, approved March 15, 1883 : 

Resolve in favor of the publication of the early records of the State in the 

registry of deeds for York county. 

Resolved, Tliat if tlie Maine Historical Society shall cause to be copied 
the earliest records in the registry of deeds for York county and have 
the same duly attested by the register of deeds for said county and 
printed in form similar to the first volume of Suffolk deeds, lately pub- 
lished by the City of Boston, each vohuue to consist of not less than 600 
pages with a full index to the same; the governor and council shall pur- 
chase for the State two hundred copies of each volume so published, not 
exceeding four in all, at a price not exceeding live dollars a volume and 
not more than one half of the actual cost of the same, and that one copy of 
each volume be placed in each registry of deeds in the State.i 

The standing committee of the Historical Society, on the 25th 
of May, 1883, voted to assign this conditional subscription to Mr. 
Hull, and appointed H. W. Richardson of Portland, in behalf of 
the society, to have an oversight of the work of copying and 
printing the records. The first volume is now published, after 
some necessary delay to secure subscriptions covering the remain- 
der of the cost. The text of the deeds has been carefully copied 
by William M. Sargent, Esq,, of the Cumberland bar, an accom- 
plished conveyancer, whose familiar acquaintance with the York 
records is the result not only of professional investigations but of 
a long series of historical and genealogical enquiries, represented 
in part by his published notes on the derivation of land titles in 
North Yarmouth and by frequent contributions to the Maine 
Historical and Genealogical Recorder and to other periodicals. 
The printed proofs have been compared by Mr. Sargent, word by 

1 Resolves of the State of Maine, 1881-85, chap. 154. 



6 Peeface. 

word and letter by letter, with the original manuscript at Alfred. 
The verbal accuracy of the printed copy has also been ascertained 
by an independent comparison made by the register of deeds for 
York county, whose official certificate is prefixed to the record* 
The list of errata discovered by this double revision, will appear 
small indeed to those who appreciate the almost insuperable dif- 
ficulty of reproducing in print not merely the words but the 
orthography and punctuation of a record like this. 

The manuscript is now in a very dilapidated condition. The 
binding is broken ; some of the leaves are lost ; the cover is gone, 
and the fragments are wrapped in a piece of coarse paper, on 
which was written, a hundred years ago, the following inscrip- 
tion : 

First Book of Records in the County of York that ever was made and 
not Paofed, just as I have reciv'd it from the Honorable Daniel Moulton 
Esqo. this Day I4th of April 1786 

Attest Wm ffrost Reg 
No. 1— One 

More than fifty years before Frost's time, the condition of the 

volume had been brought to the notice of the court of general 

sessions of the peace, held at York, October 5, 1731, and there- 
upon the following order was issued : 

Whereas it appearing to this Court that the first book of Records of 
Deeds belonging to this County is verry much torn and out of the bind- 
ing and cannot be well new bound it is ordered by this Court that the 
County Register be and hereby is directed to buy a New book and Tran- 
scribe all the Deeds cfec contained in Said old Book into the Said new 
one at the charge of this County, the acco* of which to be lay'd before this 
Court.i 

Joseph Moody was then register of deeds, and his copy of 
what remained of the old book has long held the first place in the 
lengthening series of volumes handed down to his successors. 
The tattered original was laid away in a drawer from which it 
has rarely been exhumed, while five generations of lawyers and 
historians have consulted and cited the copy. For this reason it 
has been thought best to preserve in the printed volume the 
arrangement which Moody adoj^ted, though with regard to time, 
the order of the three divisions, which he called the first, second 
and third parts, should be reversed. 

The book appears to have been opened in March, 1643, by 

1 9 York Court Records, 32. 



Preface. 7 

Roger Garde, who, in the same month, was elected mayor of 
Gorgeana, having previously served as alderman. He had secured 
a large tract of land on the north side of Agamenticus river in 
1637, and fifty acres on the south side in 1639. When the govern- 
ment under the Gorges charter was organized, in 1640, he was 
appointed recorder of the province of Maine and was continued 
in that office while he lived. Governor Winthrop calls him a 
tailor and intimates that persons of that sort were not allowed to 
meddle with the administration of public affairs in Massachu- 
setts.^ It may be that Garde had acquired the useful art to 
which a president of the United States has since been bred ; he 
is nowhere described as a gentleman and evidently was not a 
person of quality; but on the otlier hand, in an age when every 
man's occupation, if he had any, was scrupulously set down in 
conveyances, he is not styled a tailor in the title deeds to his 
estate on the Agamenticus, and is called Mr. Garde by Richard 
Vines, who was not apt to err in social distinctions.^ It would 
have been Goodman Garde, if there had been any proper occasion 
for Winthrop's sneer ; the title Mr. implied education and posi- 
tion, and Garde had both, as his records clearly show. He won 
the entire confidence of Thomas Gorges, the sober and judicious 
governor of the province. When Gorges returned to England, 
in the summer of 1643, he committed his private estate to Garde's 
hands, with full power to manage the property as he thought 
best, and left the provincial seal also in the recorder's keeping, 
though it might properly liave gone to the chancellor. Vines. So 
extensive were the recorder's powers that Vines, a few months 
later, writing of some public matters to which his attention had 
been called by Governor Winthrop, explained that much business 
passed at Gorgeana without his knowledge.^ In 1644 Garde was 
chosen one of tlie councillors of the province, and his funeral in 
1645, was an occasion of marked solemnity. He was buried with 
military honors, after a funeral sermon, then a very unusual token 
of respect.* 

It was the practice, when the provincial government was first 
established, to publish land grants and to hear questioiis concern- 
ing land titles at the general court which met once a year at 
Saco. The conveyances thus became a part of the court record, 

1 2 Winthrop's Journal, 100. 2 See Part I, fol. 119, in this volume. 

8 37 Mass. Hist. Collections, 345. * Ibid, 445. Compare Lodge's English Colonies, 463. 



8 Preface. 

and for three years no separate record of deeds was kept. But 
in 1643 the recorder opened the volume which is now the first 
book of York Deeds. His last entry is dated June 18, 1645. He 
died in July, and at a court held in Saco, October 21, 1645, Wil- 
liam Waldron was appointed his successor. It does not appear 
that Waldron ever lived in Maine. He was at Dover in 1640, 
when a provisional government was established by the settlers on 
both sides of the Piscataqua. Afterward he joined in a petition 
inviting the Massachusetts company to assume jurisdiction there, 
and in 1642 was admitted a freeman of Massachusetts and 
appointed a magistrate.^ In June, 1645, he mortgaged his house 
and lot in Dover to secure a sum of money which he had bor- 
rowed on a bill endorsed by his younger brother, Richard, the 
Major Waldron who afterward figured in the Indian wars.^ In 
May, 1646, he was a deputy to the general court at Boston, and 
presented a petition asking that a record of sales of land might 
be kept at Dover; whereupon he was appointed clerk of the 
writs for this purpose, and recorder for the courts to be held at 
Dover.^ Winthrop says he was given to drunkenness and con- 
tention but was nevertheless a good clerk and subtle man.* 
Returning from Saco late in September, 1646, alone, he was 
drowned while trying to cross the Kennebunk river, and his body 
was found nearly a month afterward. He was born in Warwick- 
shire and was about 45 years old. In November, George 
Smith was appointed clerk of the writs at Dover in place of 
Waldron and was also made one of a committee instructed to 
examine the writings in Waldron's custody, to take charge of the 
pubhc records of Massachusetts, and to restore the other papers 
to their owners.^ It is probable that the Maine book of deeds 
was never permanently in Waldron's keeping. His only records 
in that book were made Oct. 28 and 29, 1645, a week after his 
appointment. Five years after his death a document certified by 
him as recorder, was found and copied by his successor,^ and it 
is not unlikely that other papers belonging to the Maine files, 
were left in his house at Dover and never recovered. 

One of the councillors of the province of Maine in 1646, was 
Basil Parker, then resident in the Piscataqua plantation which in 

> 1 Provincial Papers of New Hampshire, 126, 128, 160. 2 Records of Mass. Bay, 5, 292. 

2 1 Suffolk Deeds, 64, 79, 3 i Prov. Papers of N. H. 182. 2 Mass. Records, 146, 153. 

* 2 Winthrop'B Journal, 278. 5 i Prov. Papers of N. H. 186, 2 Mass. Records, 166. 

« See Part I, fol. 16, in this volume. 



Peeface. 9 

1647 was incorporated as the town of Kittery. The date of his 
appointment to the office left vacant by the death of Waldron, 
has not been preserved, but his name as recorder is found in the 
court records March 25, 1647 ; he resumed the interrupted record 
of deeds in March, 1648, and was reappointed recorder in 1649 
and.dn 1650. He was also a councillor during all or nearly all 
this period. The court which met at Gorgeana Oct. 16, 1649, 
ordered that he should be paid £3 a year for his services as 
recorder. He owned a house and other property at Kittery in 
common with Peter Weare, but afterward removed to Gorgeana, 
perhaps in the spring of 1648, when he took charge of the book 
of deeds. His first record in that book is dated March 15, 1648, 
and the last June 22, 1651. On the 18th of October, 1651, letters 
of administration on his estate were granted to John Alcock, and 
in a subsequent conveyance of the Kittery property Alcock styles 
himself the executor of the last will and testament of Thomas 
Brooks alias Basil Parker.^ Why the latter name was taken 
does not aj)pear. There was a Thomas Brooks among the set- 
tlers on the left bank of the Piscataqua in 1640,^ and if he is the 
man afterward known as Basil Parker, it is evident that the 
change of name was openly made, for some reason which was 
satisfactory to his neighbors. It was difficult in those days for 
dissenters to escape out of the realm of England. They often 
sailed secretly, to avoid detention, and sometimes under assumed 
names, which having served their purpose were afterward dis- 
carded. 

When the book of deeds came into Parker's hands, he turned 
it upside down and began at the other end. The blank books of 
that time were neither ruled nor paged within, nor lettered with- 
out, and Parker's proceeding was not unusual. The new record 
thus begun was continued by his successor, Edward Rish worth, 
who was elected a councillor and appointed recorder at the general 
court which met at Kittery Oct. 14, 1651. 

Some of the papers of which Parker had been custodian, were 
missed after his death, as appears by the following order issued 
by the county court at York, June 30, 1653 : 

Whereas Mr. Basil Parker bein<? recorder not Ion*? since deceased & 
leavinor certain writings abroad which coucerne the former transactions 
of the provincial courts some of which have lately come to light others 



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1 Part I, fol. 30, infra. * Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, s. v. Brooks. 



10 Pkeface. 

of the said writings still lying hid, the want of which may prove preju- 
dicial to whorae of right th«=iy may be useful. It is therefore ordered by 
this court that all sucli writings which do lie or are in the hands of any 
person or persons whatsoever th.it do appertain unto tlie aforesaid courts 
shall be upon the publication hereof fortiiwith brought or sent on to Ed: 
Risliworth recorder of this county upon the penalty of ten pounds for 
the neglect thereof. 

This requisition probably drew out the copy of the arbitration 
of the differences between George Cleeve and John Winter, pro- 
duced July 13, 1653, by Hugh Gunnison, and afterward recorded 
by Rishworth.^ 

Rishworth was born in Lincolnshire, probably in the country 
parish of Bilsby, of which John Wheelwright was for ten years 
vicar. At any rate he married the vicar's daughter Susan, and 
when Wheelwright, having come to New England, was driven 
out of Massachusetts and founded a new church and a new plan- 
tation at Exeter, Rishworth joined him there and signed in 1639 
the constitution, or combination as it was called, by which the 
colonists agreed to be governed.^ When Massachusetts extended 
her jurisdiction over the New Hampshire towns and Wheel- 
wright retired across the Piscataqua, Rishworth went with him 
and was one of the first settlers at Wells in 1642 or 1643. With 
Wheelwright and Henry Boad, he was appointed by Governor 
Gorges in 1643, to allot lands to such acceptable persons as might 
desire to join the community there. After Wheelwright's 
departure in 1647, Rishworth removed to Gorgeana, where he 
resided many years.^ He had served as clerk in Exeter, and was 
well qualified for the duties to which he was called in 1651. He 
submitted gracefully to the government of Massachusetts in 1652 
and the next year represented York in the general court at Bos- 
ton. With equal facility he submitted to the royal commission- 
ers in 1665, and was by them appointed justice of the peace. 
By reason of this indiscretion he was displaced from the office 
of recorder, when the authority of Massachusetts was reestab- 
lished in 1668, but made a humble apology in 1670 and was there- 
upon restored. He was thirteen times elected a deputy from 
York to the Massachusetts general court and once to represent 
Falmouth and Scarborough together. He was a deputy in 1679, 
and the next year, when the government of Maine was reorgan- 
ized under the Gorges charter to which Massachusetts had suc- 

1 Part I, fol. 86, infra. 2 1 Prov. Papers of N. H. 133, 140. 

» In November, 1651, he joined with Boad in an allotment of land in Wells; but that 
fact is not conclusive evidence that he was still residing there. See Part I, fol. 28, infra. 



Pkeface. 11 

ceeded by purchase, he was appointed a councillor and secretary 
of the province. Faithful to his superiors for the time being, 
attentive to his public duties and uniformly courteous in hia 
manners, he was the type of a discreet and prudent officeholder. 
He ceased to be recorder in 1686, when Governor Andros ordered 
the records of land titles to be kept in Boston. It appears how- 
ever that he was still employed as a clerk by his successor, 
Thomas Scottow, who opened a book of Maine deeds in Boston 
but authorized Rish worth to copy conveyances presented at York 
and affixed his official signature to the records whenever he had 
an opportunity to visit Maine. RishAvorth lived to see the revo- 
lution of 1689, but was then too old for further public employ- 
ment. He died in 1691.^ 

The record which Parker began and Rishworth continued, is 
what Moody calls the first part of the volume. Beginning in 
March, 1648, it extends to January, 1666, but this last date is not 
found at the end but on folio 140, which appears to have been 
left blank when Rishworth passed it in 1663. He availed him- 
self of this blank space afterward, when the rest of the book was 
filled. The inscription which follows tliis final record, " So far 
before July court, so far I have got," is not in Rishworth's hand- 
writing, Mr. Sargent reports, but is a memorandum written by 
Moody, marking the progress of his copy. 

The record which Garde began in March, 1643, and Waldron 
continued in 1645, is what Moody calls the second part. After 
Waldron's death, Edward Godfrey recorded three documents in 
the second part, in his capacity as a magistrate, for he was never 
recorder ; ^ and Rishworth, many years afterward, placed three 
documents here. Finally Joseph Hammond, who was register of 
deeds from 1695 until 1710, wrote at the close of the second part, 
*' The End of this book," and appended an index to the first and 
second parts.' 

What Moody calls the third part of the book, consists of half 
a dozen sheets taken apparently from the court files. They con- 
tain three deeds recorded at the general court in Saco, July 20, 
1642, and certified by Thomas Gorges, deputy governor, and 

1 See for Rishworth's biofjraphy, Bell's memoir of John Wheelwrijjht, published by 
the Prince Society, and Williamson's sketch in the appendix to the first volume of hii 
history of IVIaine. The dixte of his death is taken from t'olsom's Saco, 273 note. 

> The signature of Godfrey to the second grant by Governor Gorges to Thomas With- 
ers, Part I, fol. 24, must be explained in the same way. The grant was made by Gorges, 
April 9, 1643, and certified by Godfrey in 1652. 

' This is Mr. Sargent's opinion. He identifies the index positively as Hammond's work 
and thinks the inscription is also in Hammond's handwriting. 



12 Preface. 

Roger Garde, recorder ; a grant by Governor Gorges, published 
at a court in Saco, Aug. 13, 1644, with the order of court attached, 
directing it to be recorded ; another grant enrolled in what 
appears to be the handwriting of Governor Gorges, and signed 
by him in September, 1642, with the certificate of Basil Parker, 
recorder, affixed at a court in Wells, June 29, 1647 ; and finally 
two deeds recorded by Edward Godfrey, June 29 and Aug. 10, 
1647. These were not indexed by Hammond and probably formed 
no part of the original volume. They are now pinned to the 
second part, following the inscription which was doubtless true 
w^hen it was written, "The End of this book." The order of the 
pages as they are thus pinned together, is indicated in Moody's 
copy by a series of numbers in a later hand and ink ; but there 
are no numbers on the original records, except on the grant from 
Walter Neal, governor of the Piscataqua colony, to Thomas 
Cammock in 1633. That sheet is marked 1 by Garde, and 
accordingly stands first in the printed copy, though Moody gave 
it the second place. This transposition is the only departure 
from Moody's arrangement. 

About twenty leaves of the original record were lost before 
Moody made his copy and have never been found. These gaps 
are indicated in the printed text. Eighteen leaves more had dis- 
appeared when Mr. Sargent began his work, and he was conse- 
quently obliged to take the following passages in Part I from 
Moody's copy : 

1. From the beginning of the book to the end of Abraham Conley's 
grant of right of way to John Heard, fol. 7. 

2. From and including Hooke and Godfrey's deed to Heard, fol. 9, to 
the end of Godfrey's grant to Thomas Waye, fol. 13. 

3. From the beginning of fol. 14 to the end of the grant to John Bil- 
ling, fol. 16. 

4. From and including the words, " the Dwelling House & Garden 
fenced in," in William Ellingham's second conveyance to Thomas 
Broughton, fol. 17, to the end of fol. 18. 

5. From the beginning of the document called " Kittery's Privileges," 
fol. 27, to the end of the order of the Massachusetts commissioners, 
fol. 28. 

After these folios had been printed, Mr. Sargent, while explor- 
ing the records in the office of the clerk of courts at Alfred, 
came upon twelve of the missing leaves — all except the first 
five folios and the leaf containing Bradbury's grant to John Tre- 
worgy, the order of court concerning Alexander Shapleigh's 



Preface. 13 

estate, and Thomas Crockett's agreement with Robert Mendam, 
folios 11 and 12. A careful comparison of the original records, 
thus recovered, with the text printed from Moody's copy, showed 
the following variations : 

Fol. 9. Hooke &c. to Heard, line 6. for " IStli Mrch" read "28tli." 

Fol. 10. Dixon to Angler, 1. 13, after " In Witnes " insert " whereof." 

Fol. 11. Sanborn to Cutts, 1. 18, for the name of the witness " Boysey," 
read " Yoysey." 

Fol. 13. Godfrey to Waye, 1. IS, for '' aforesd" read " abovesd." 

Fol. 14. Grant to Ball & als , 1. 23, insert a colon after " accustomed." 

Fol. 15. Sliaplei«?h to Gunnison, 1. 18, for "Wares " read " waies." 

Fol. 15. Ellinghara and Gale to Broughton, 1. 18, for "300"^" read 
"300C." 

Fol. 18. Roles to Spencer, 1. 22, John White's mark should be "Ai'* 
instead of " iV." 

Fol. 28. Order of Massachusetts commissioners, 1.2, expunge "^o" 
repeated. 

In general Moody's book may be said to be a good verbal copy 
and has been followed, not only 'in the five passages already 
described but in many otlier places where the original record is 
defaced or torn ; but all the words and letters thus restored are 
inclosed in brackets. 

So far as it was available, the original manuscript has been 
carefully reproduced in print. Tlie long 5, which has absolutely 
no significance, has been discarded here as in the printed volumes 
of Suffolk deeds. Perhaps, to be consistent, the uimieaning con- 
fusion of i and J and of u and y, should also have been disregarded. 
In the 17th century i and j were not different letters but differ- 
ent forms of the same letter, and this is true also of u and v. As 
g now represents two distinct sounds (in gage, for example) so i 
and u then represented not only the vowel sounds to which they 
have been restricted but the consonants since indicated by the 
forms j and v. In printed books of that time only i a])pears, 
and V is used merely as an initial form, just as the short s was 
used as a final letter. But the editor of the Suffolk deeds has 
copied these characters as they were written, and his example 
has been followed in this as in other respects. The spelling of 
the manuscript, the contractions, the eccentric use of capitals and 
the punctuation, or lack of it, are all unchanged in the printed 
copy. 



14 Preface. 

The contractions may be divided into eight classes. 

1. Part of a word is left unwritten and the omission is indi- 
cated by a double point instead of the single point now used. 
Thus, 

Will : = William, Edw : = Edward. 

2. Small letters, called by printers " superior " letters, written 
above the line, show that part of the word is left out. Thus, 

s<^= said, w^as = whereas, Ma*^^ = Majesty. 
A double point is often written under superior letters at the 
end of words thus contracted, but is entirely superfluous. 

3. The sign ■^, written over a letter, represents er or re fol- 
lowing, and was originally perhaps a superior r. Thus, 

forfii r== former, eQy ==;= every, psents represents. 

4. The mark ^, drawn above or through a letter, shows that 
one or more letters and even syllables are omitted, usually after 
it. Thus, 

!re = letter, appurces = appurtenances. 
This sign, at the end of any abbreviated word, is often con- 
nected with the last letter ; thus, gen^E = gentleman, DomJ = 
Domini, memoranO = memorandum ; but these are only differ- 
ent forms of the same character — % = ^, J == f, 01 =:d. 

5. A straight line over a letter mdicates the omission of a 
following m or n. Thus, 

comon = common, Syods= Symonds. 

6. The Latin words per^ pro^ et and que are represented by 
the characters p, g, & and c^. Per and^ro occur constantly in 
English words derived from Latin. Thus, 

pson = person, pporcon, == proportion, annoq^ ■=z annoque. 

7. The Anglo Saxon character for the sound of th in this is 
constantly represented by y^ and the character for the sound of 
th in worth is sometimes represented by g. Thus, 

y® = the, y* = that, Treworgy = Trueworthy. 

8. The character 3 was a common abbreviation for termina- 
tions, and was represented by the early printers by z. Hence viz 
= videlicet, oz = ounce. It is perhaps this sign which Parker 
and Rishworth represent by th in such expressions as Dec. 31th, 
Mar. 22th. Sometimes also they use the Latin termination : thus 
20" Jany = vicesimo. 



Preface. 15 

These signs, as might be expected, are sometimes confounded 
in the manuscript. Thus Rishworth writes or instead of or = 
our, Willia: or WilliS instead of VVillia=: William, and Pisca- 
taqj for Piscataqua. These are errors, but the character p is 
properly used for par or por as well as per. 

The modern system of punctuation, devised by Manutius, was 
more than a hundred years old when the first York records were 
made. It had been adopted by scholars and printers everywhere 
in Europe ; but in Garde's and Kishworth's writing the marks 
are often omitted or misplaced, and we find with the comma and 
semicolon the older and now obsolete virgule /. The virgule 
was used in the early editions of Chaucer, in the 16th century, to 
mark the caesura in the middle of the lines, where a comma 
would now be placed, if any point were required.^ It is defined 
in the dictionaries as a comma, but Rishworth usually employed 
it to indicate those divisions of the text which, according to the 
present custom, would be printed in separate paragraphs. The 
parenthesis is used, in one case at least, w^iere quotation marks 
would now be found.'' 

The folios of the first and second parts were probably num- 
bered when Hammond made his index. The pages of the third 
part were numbered in Moody's copy, as has been stated, at a 
comparatively recent date. Tliese numbers will be found in the 
printed text and are repeated at tlie tops of the pages but the pages 
themselves are not numbered. All citations are thus made to 
refer directly to the folios and pages of the original record, and 
the index to the printed voluine is also an index to the manuscript 
at Alfred. 

Important variations in the spelling of proper names are 
repeated in the index ; but as a rule the orthography of the sig- 
natures of grantors, witnesses and magistrates has been followed. 
The recorders took great liberties witli names occurring in the 
body of any instrument but bestowed more care upon the signa- 
tures, which may therefore be regarded as the forms authorized 
by the owners and wearers of the names. Thus Henry Jocelyn's 
name is spelled Joclein and Jocleyn in his mortgage deed to 
Joshua Scottow, but his signature is Jocelyn, as he himself invari- 
ably wrote it. The pains taken to reproduce the authentic sig- 

1 1 Hallam's Literature of Europe, viii, 26. 

• Part I, fol. 113, construction of the language of an order of the general court of 
Massachusetts concerning lands in Saco. 



16 Pkeface. 

natures appear not only in cases like this but in the studious imi- 
tation of the marks of people who could not write. 

The location of lands described in the index has been carefully- 
noted ; but the names of the towns and plantations are always 
the names in use at the time of the conveyance and include the 
territory which then belonged to them. Thus the Piscataqua 
plantation becomes Kittery in 1647; Agamenticus becomes Gor- 
geana in 1642, and Gorgeana becomes York in 1652 ; and Black 
Point and Blue Point are included in Scarborough in 1658* 
Kittery in 1647 included Eliot and the Ber wicks, and Saco then 
and long afterward included what is now Biddeford. It some- 
times happens that the old name is expressed in a deed after the 
new one has been adopted, and in that case the description fol- 
lows the text. When the town or plantation is not named in the 
conveyance, but is clearly indicated, by rivers, headlands or har- 
bors mentioned as boundaries, or in other ^ays, the place is given 
in the index in brackets. 

When a number of instruments are indexed under the name of 
one grantor or grantee, they are described in chronological order, 
but the date is always given as it appears in the text, and it must 
be remembered that the English year, until 1752, began on the 
25th of March, so that January, 1662, for example, follows 
December, 1662, and would be January, 1663, according to the 
modern calendar. In France January 1 was made the beginning of 
the year in 1563, and Scotland adopted the same rule in 1600. 
To avoid the consequent confusion, English writers, after a time, 
began to use double dates between and including January 1 and 
March 24. The earliest example in the York deeds is the " 14th 
March, 16|f," which means 1658 by the English reckoning and 
1659 by the French or Scottish calendar. In this preface and in 
the introduction, which is a part of it, the modern practice is 
invariably followed, and this date would be written March 14, 
1659. 

Documents which cannot properly be classed as conveyances, 
or as testimony relating to conveyances, are noted in the general 
index. Among these documents, besides private letters, petitions, 
accounts and inventories, are letters from Edward Rigby to the 
magistrates of Lygonia and from King Charles II to the colony 
of Massachusetts, the correspondence concerning the claim of 



Preface. 17 

Massachusetts to jurisdiction north of the Piscataqua, the proceed- 
ings of the Massachusetts commissioners appointed at various 
times to assert this claim, and a petition from Governor Godfrey 
to the council of state in England, praying for a confirmation of 
the provisional government established in Maine after the death 
of Sir Ferdinando Gorges. During the period covered by this 
first book of deeds, the representatives of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, 
of Alexander Rigby and of the Duke of York, the general court 
of Massachusetts and the royal commissioners sent over in 1664, 
all claimed and exercised jurisdiction within the present limits of 
Maine. Grants will be found here, not only from Gorjjes and 
Rigby and their agents, but from tlie New England Council and 
the Laconia Company, and from the sagamores who were the 
original lords of the soil. The ancient and respectable towns, as 
Sullivan calls them, were incorporated under the authority of 
Massachusetts, and the acts of incorporation and the constitution 
of the county of York are here recorded. It will be seen, too, 
that Gorges and Kigby expected to transplant the feudal land 
system of England to America ; that tliey dreamed of great 
domains and an industrious tenantry and profitable rent-rolls. 
How and why these expectations were disappointed, and how the 
settled titles of the present day have grown out of the confusion 
of conflicting claims in the 17th century, will be shown in the 
introduction which follows. The proof sheets of that liistorical 
sketch have been read by the Hon. C. W. Goddard, author of the 
learned note on the sources of land titles in Maine, prefixed to 
the Revised Statutes of 1883 ; by James P. Baxter, Esq., the 
biographer of George Cleeve and editor of the Trelawny Papers ; 
by Charles Edward Banks, M. D., whose researches have illustra- 
ted the lives of Rigby and Godfrey ; and by William M. Sar- 
gent, Esq., to whose painstaking diligence and trained judgment 
is due not only the accuracy of the text of the deeds in this vol- 
ume but a large part of the value of the copious index. To each 
of these gentlemen the writer is indebted for valuable suggestions. 



INTRODUCTION. 



The source of all land, titles in Maine is the crown of England. 
The first English settlement here was authorized by a royal license, 
which guaranteed to the emigrants all the liberties, franchises and 
immunities of Englishmen at home. They came as English sub- 
jects and they brought with them the laws of England. It was 
declared in the same instrument that one purpose of their coming 
was to bring the savages living in this region to human civility 
and to a settled and quiet government. The Indians occupied 
the soil as a boat occupies a river. They did not enclose and 
improve any considerable portion of it. They did not possess it 
as their property. The origin of property is the right which 
every man has to the fruits of his own labor. If he fences, clears 
and cultivates a piece of land previously unimproved and unoc- 
cupied, he creates a value which is justly his. The Indian deeds 
conveyed no property of this kind. The king's license conveyed 
no property in this sense. King and sagamore alike granted per- 
mission to English subjects to create property in American 
lands.^ 

Sir George Calvert maintained in the House of Commons, in 
1621, that these outlying lands and their appurtenances, including 
the fisheries, were not within the jurisdiction of Parliament; 
America had not been annexed to the realm, he said, and the 
fisheries as well as the soil might be regulated at the king's 
pleasure. This was not allowed, for at the next session, on a 
report from Sir Edward Coke, the House resolved una voce, that 
the clause in the New England charter forbidding unlicensed 
fishermen to frequent the American coast, was an arbitrary inter- 
ference with a custom of fishing established before the charter 
was granted, and was therefore void and against law.^ But it 
was not questioned, that the king was within his right in dispos- 
ing of the lands. Sir Edward Coke himself, a few years later, 
set forth the law in these words : 



1 So Sullivan reasons in his history of Land Titles in Massachusetts, 23. 
3 Journals of the House of Commons, March 17, 1624. 



Introduction. 19 

It is to be known that, first, there is no land in England, in the hands 
of any subject, but it is holden of some lord by some kind of service. 

Secondly, all the lauds withiu this realm were originally derived from 
the crown, and therefore the king is sovereign lord, or lord paramount, 
either mediate or immediate of all and every parcel of land withiu the 
realm.i 

This was and is historically true. The feudal system of land 
tenures, so well suited to the state of society in the middle ages, 
had been partially established under the Saxon kings ; it became 
the universal rule after the Norman conquest. William, the con- 
queror, reserving to himself ample domains for the maintenance 
of his court, assigned to his barons great estates which tliey in 
turn divided among their followers. Thus tlie whole kingdom 
was parcelled out, except the church lands and the lands of Kent, 
which were left to the former owners, it appears, in consideration 
of certain annual payments in money ; for the tenants on the 
royal domains paid their dues in kind long after the conquest, and 
the barons rendered only military service, so that the king's treas- 
ury depended for cash upon the wealthy religious foundations 
and upon the commerce of Kent. But it was the use of the soil 
which was granted in every case, the ultimate right to the soil 
remaining in the king, and every grant carried with it obligations 
to fealty and service, and on failure in either respect the land 
returned to the crown. In the treatise on "the Use of the 
Law," published in 1629 and attributed to Coke's great rival 
Bacon, it is said that " no men but the bishops, churches and men 
of Kent can make any higher title than from the conquest to any 
lands in England ; and lands possessed without such title are in 
the crown. As it is with land left by the sea, that was part of 
the sea, this land belongeth to the crown, and not to him that 
hath the land next adjoining, which was the ancient sea-bank."' 
The newly discovered lands beyond the sea followed the same 
rule. If they were to become English possessions, it was the 
right of the sovereign to assign them to his subjects, and the valid- 
ity of the titles thus conferred and transmitted has never been 
questioned but stands unimpeached to this day. 

This right was substantially exhausted, so far as Maine is con- 
cerned, in five instruments : 

1. The Virginia charter, granted by James I, April 10, 1606, 
to the adventurers of London and their associates, known as the 

1 Commentary upon Littleton, 65 a, published in 1628. 
> 14 Bacon's Works (Bost. 1861), 393. 



20 Introduction. 

first colony, and to the adventurers of Plymouth in the county of 
Devon and their associates, known as the second colony. 

2. The New England charter, granted by James I, Nov. 3, 
1620, to the Council at Plymouth in the county of Devon, suc- 
cessors to the Plymouth company of 1606. 

3. The charter of the Province of Maine, granted by Charles 
I, April 3, 1639, to Sir Ferdinando Gorges. 

4. The charter granted by Charles II to the Duke of York 
March 12, 1664, and renewed June 2, 1674. 

5. The charter granted by William and Mary, Oct. 7, 1691, 
consolidating the colonies of Massachusetts Bay and New Ply- 
mouth, the province of Maine, the territory of Acadia, or Nova 
Scotia, and the tract lying between Maine and Nova Scotia, into 
one province by the name of the Province of Massachusetts 
Bay.i 

The Virginia charter was a license to plant two English colo- 
nies on the American coast, at least 100 miles apart, between the 
34th and 45th parallels of north latitude. Each company was to 
have a tract extending along the sea shore 50 miles each way 
from the seat of the colony, and running back into the main land 
100 miles, with all the islands in the seas within 100 miles in front 
of the coast line. A council on the spot was to govern each 
plantation according to instructions to be given under the king's 
hand, and the king agreed to convey lands within the precincts of 
either colony by royal letters patent to persons nominated by the 
colonial council. There was also to be a council of 13 in Eng- 
land, called the King's Council of Virginia, to have the general 
management and government not only of the two colonies but of 
the whole territory between the 34th and 45th parallels. This 
council, the prototype of the committee for plantations in the 
next reign, was appointed on the 20th of November, 1606, and 
was instructed to follow the common laws and equity of England 
in all respects, so far as they were applicable in America, and par- 
ticularly with regard to the tenure and inheritance of lands 
granted to English subjects.^ 

1 All these charters are recited at large in the two volumes of Federal and State Consti- 
tutions, Colonial Charters and other Organic Laws of the United States, compiled by order 
of the United States Senate and printed in 1877. 

> Poor's Vindication of Gorges, 133, where the ordinance appointing the 13 councillors 
and the instructions for the government of the two colonies are printed at length. 



In^troduction. 21 

The London company of adventurers and the Plymouth com- 
pany were both represented in the council of Virginia. Among 
those of the Plymouth company, were Sir Francis Popham and 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges. Sir Francis was the son and heir of the 
venerable chief justice Sir John Popham, the richest lawyer of 
his time, then resident in Wiltshire though he was born and was 
afterward buried near Taunton in the county of Somerset. Gor- 
ges was the descendant of another Somerset family, which had 
been seated near Bristol since 1260. Sir Ferdinando was now 
about forty years old, and had been appointed governor of the fort 
at Plymouth by Queen Elizabeth. He had served in the Spanish 
wars under the earl of Essex, and was drawn into that unruly 
nobleman's conspiracy in 1601, but withdrew in season to save his 
head, owing his safety in part, no doubt, to the intercession of his 
friend. Sir Walter Raleigh. Essex was in communication with 
King James of Scotland and intended, for one thing, to settle the 
succession to the English throne in favor of James. But that 
was settled by the queen's silent nod, on her deatli bed, March 24, 
1603, It is said that at a meeting at Whitehall after the queen's 
deatli, Sir Walter Raleigh advised the privy councillors to keep 
the government in their own hands and set up a commonwealth 
rather than to become subject to a beggarly nation like the Scots.^ 
This proposal could not have been seriously meant, but it was a 
bitter jest and indicated the discontent which afterward led Ra- 
leigh into complicity with the plot to j^lace Arabella Stuart upon 
the throne. After the coronation of James, July 25, 1603, Ra- 
leigh was arrested for treason, tried before Cliief Justice Popham, 
found guilty and sentenced to death. His friend, Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges, was suspended from his command at Plymouth July 26, 
1603, but restored on the 5th of September.^ The association of 
Gorges with Essex in 1601, was in fact a guaranty of his loyalty 
to King James, who afterward gave him many marks of confi- 
dence and affection. 

Sir Walter Raleigh's mother was a daughter of Sir Philip 
Champernon, and it appears that Gorges was allied to the 
Champernons by marriage.^ He had therefore a special and 

' 1 Spedding's Life of Bacon, 409. John Atibrey is the original authority for this story, 
2 Saiusbury's Calendar of Domestic State Papers, cited by Poor, u, s. 19 n. 
' Popham Ce lebration, 102. 



22 Introduction. 

personal interest in Raleigh's American undertakings. The five 
voyages under the charter granted to Raleigh in 1584 had accom- 
plished nothing in the way of permanent settlement. Of the two 
colonies planted on Roanoke island, one had returned to England 
and the other had disappeared, no man knew how. Sir Walter 
himself had regarded Chesapeake bay as a more promising scene 
of operations, and his friends, Hakluyt, Pring and Gosnold, turned 
their attention still farther north. Gosnold, in 1602, discovered 
and named Cape Cod and Cape Elizabeth. Pring, in 1603, named 
the Fox islands in Penobscot bay, and afterward examined the 
Saco, Kennebunk and York rivers, and ascended the broad estu- 
ary of the Piscataqua for three or four leagues. The earl of 
Southampton and his brother-in-law, Lord Arundel, sent Capt. 
George Waymouth, in 1605, to the same region, but before his 
return, being pressed by other engagements, turned the venture 
over to Chief Justice Popham and Sir Ferdinando Gorges ^ 
Waymouth, having been absent four months, arrived in Plymouth 
harbor in July, 1605, with news of the discovery of Monhegan 
and an enthusiastic report of his exploration of the coast between 
Penobscot bay and Seguin. He brought also five natives of the 
country, three of whom were left with Gorges at Plymouth and 
two were sent to the lord chief justice in London. Thereupon, 
as Gorges relates,^ " his lordship failed not to interest many of 
the lords and others to be petitioners to his majesty for his royal 
authority for settling two plantations upon the coasts of Amer- 
ica," and thus the Virginia charter was procured. 

As soon as the charter had passed the seals. Gorges, in May, 
1606, sent out a ship commanded by Henry Challons, who was 
followed in August by Martin Pring commanding a vessel fitted 
out by Chief Justice Popham.* Challons, taking the southern 
route, fell in with the Spanish fleet and was captured. Pring 
arrived safely at Monhegan, and hearing nothing of Challons, 
made a careful reconnoissance of the rivers and harbors along the 
coast and returned to England. So it happened that the London 
company planted their colony first, at Jamestown, in May, 1607 ; 
but the Plymouth company was not far behind, for on the last 

1 5 Maine Hist. Coll. 331. ' Brief Narration (2 Maine Hist. Coll.)^ b. 1, c. 6. 

3 3 Maine Hist. ColL 290. Strachey has confounded these two voyages, but he says the 
ship which was taken by the Spanish fleet, sailed from Plymouth in May, and it is proba- 
ble that the date August, given by the editor of the Brief Narration, is the date of the 
departure of Pring from Bristol. The season of the year, Gorges says, required Pring's 
return after a brief but exact and instructive survey of the coast. 



Introduction. 23 

day of the same month, two vessels sailed from Plymouth with a 
hundred landsmen besides the sailors, to make a settlement at the 
mouth of the Kennebec, then and long afterward known, below 
Merrymeeting bay, as the Sagadahoc. " From this period," says 
Robertson,^ " the progress of the two provinces of Virginia and 
New England forms a regular and connected story. The former 
in the south and the latter in the north may be considered as the 
original and parent colonies, in imitation of which and under 
whose shelter all the others have been 'successively planted and 
reared." 

As Sir Jolm Popham was the chief patron of the Sagadahoc 
enterprise, so the settlement on the peninsula where Fort Popham 
now stands, has ever been known as the Popham colony. The 
colonial government was inaugurated on the 19Lh of August, 1607. 
The council, appointed by the King's Council of Virginia, was 
composed of a president and five assistants, and the president 
was George Popham, brother of the chief justice. After a ser- 
mon by the preaclier, who was also a councillor, the president's 
commission and the laws ordained by the king were read, and the 
assistants were sworn. Then, under the direction of the president, 
the people set to work. The carpenters began to get out the 
frame of a pinnace afterward named the Virginia, and the rest of 
the company built a stockade, protected by a ditch and defended 
by twelve pieces of artillery, and within the enclosure erected a 
church, a storehouse and fifty dwellings. The place was called 
Fort St. George, Sagadahoc. The larger of the two vessels, the 
ship Mary and John, returned to England forthwith, to announce 
the safe arrival of the colony. The fly-boat, the Gift of God, 
remained until the 15th of December, and then carried an encour- 
aging report from the president to King James.^ 

On the arrival of the Mary and John with her good news, Sir 
John Popham ordered the ship to be sent back with ample sup- 
plies for the maintenance of the colony; and a cargo of jjrovisions, 
tools, arms and ammunition, was taken on board. But while the 
vessel lay at Topsham, the port of Exeter, waiting for a fair wind, 

1 History of America, b. 9, cited by Story on the Constitution, 19. 

2 Strachey (c. 10) says the Mary and John was dispatched away "soon after their first 
arrival." Grorsres (c. 7) says " the ships" set sail to return on the 15th of December, aiidthis 
date is confirmed by President Popham's letter to the kino:, which was written December 
13th. If the Mary and John returned in Auprust, as Strachey affirms, it was the G-ift of 
God which sailed in December. President Popham's letter is printed in the memorial 
volume of the Popham Celebration, 220. 



24 Intkoduction. 

news came of the death of the chief justice.^ On her arrival 
at Sagadahoc, it was learned tliat President Popham, who 
was old and infirm when he joined the expedition, had died in 
February. A few other colonists were dead, but the mortality 
had not been great. The storehouse, with most of the provisions, 
had been burned, and the people had been ^^inched by cold and 
hunger. The winter had been unusually severe, in America as in 
Europe. Exploration of the country had been impossible in such 
weather, but the fur trade with the Indians had been good and a 
store of sarsaparilla had been gathered. Captain Raleigh Gilbert 
was now president, an efficient, capable gentlemen; but to him 
■came letters by the ship, announcing the death of his elder brother. 
Sir John Gilbert, and requiring his return to settle the estate to 
which he had fallen heir. The exiles had lost their powerful 
patron; they saw with dismay that they were about to lose their 
president. Upon this, says Gorges, "all resolved to quit the 
place and with one consent to away"; and Strachey tells the 
same story: "they all embarked in this new arrived ship and in 
the new j)innace, the Virginia, and set sail for England; and this 
was the end of that northern colony upon the river Sagadahoc." 

The French had already made a lodgment upon the shores of 
Passamaquoddy bay and of the bay of Fundy, which they called 
the bay of France. In November, 1603, King Henry IV had 
appointed the Sieur de Monts lieutenant-general of the vast terri- 
tory called in the charter Acadia, between the 40th and 46th 
parallels of north latitude. De Monts in 1604 landed a colony 
upon the island of St. Croix, where they jDassed a wretched winter. 
The next summer they removed to Port Koyal, now Annapolis. 
The king had given to De Monts a monopoly of the fur trade 
within his province. On his first arrival upon the American 
coast, the lieutenant-general surprised and seized a F'rench vessel 
engaged in this traffic. The supply ship, which followed him, 
captured four Basque fur-traders.^ When the despoiled sailors 
brought this news home, a tempest of indignation arose in the 
French ports. The king was besieged with petitions, and in 1607 

1 This is the clear, consistent, positive statement of Gorges, but it cannot be reconciled 
with the date of the death of Sir John Popham, June 10, 1607, as given in 2 Maine Hist. 
Coll. 77, or with the date of Sir John Gilbert's death, July 5, 1608, as given in 2 Maine Hist, 
and Gen. Recorder, 209 n. If these dates were July 5, 1607, and Jan. 10, 1607-8, they would 
fit into the narrative of Gorges, and it would follow that the Mary and John sailed from 
Topsham in January and probably arrived at Sagadahoc in March, 1608. 

2 Parkman's Pioneers of France, 224. 



Introduction. 25 

he yielded. The monopoly was cancelled. Without this privilege, 
it was impossible to maintain the costly enterprise. Port Royal 
was abandoned in August, at the very time when the English 
were taking possession of the peninsula at Sagadahoc. But the 
Baron de Poutrincourt, one of the followers of De Monts, had 
received from the lieutenant-general the seigniory of Port Royal. 
This grant was confirmed by the king, and in 1610 Poutrincourt 
returned. In 3 611 he was joined at Port Royal by two Jesuit 
fathers, Biard and Masse, whose reports, printed at Lyons in 
1616, contain a minute account of the adventures in which they 
took part. It ajipears that the fur-traders were accustomed to 
winter on the coast. There was a trading-hut on the St. John 
river, and the buildings on the St. Croix were re-occupied by 
French traders durins: the winter of 1611-12.^ In 1612 Madame 
de Guercheville, who had furnished the money to send out 
Fatliers Biard and Masse, obtained from De Monts a surrender 
of all his rights in Acadia, and the young king, Louis XIII, was 
persuaded to give her a new grant of all the territory from 
Florida to the St. Lawrence. It was the Society of Jesns which 
in fact secured this charter, in tlie name of Madame de Guerclie- 
ville. The first mission ship arrived in May, 1613, and landed 
a colony on Mount Desert, at a place which they named St. 
Sauveur. But it happened that Captain Samuel Argall had 
come up from Jamestown, intending to catch cod, and in Penob- 
scot bay heard of the new French settlement from the Indians. 
Resenting the intrusion upon the dominions of King James, he 
sailed forthwith for St. Sauveur, seized the French ship lying 
there, made prize of the goods on shore, allowed some of the 
colonists to depart for Port Royal in nn open boat and carried 
others to Jamestown, whence he returned in November and laid 
waste tlie plantations at St. Croix and Port Royal.'-^ Thus began 
the contest between France and England for the possession of 

1 Relations of the Jesuits, c. 16, 17. 

' Parkman (Pioneers of New France, 285) says Argall's conduct was " utterly unauthor- 
ized." It was expressly authorized by the Virginia charter, which directed the colonies to 
"repel and resist, as well by sea as by land, by all ways and means whatsoever, all and 
every such person and persons as, without the especial license of the said several colonies 
and plantations, shall attempt to inhabit within the said several precincts and limits of the 
said several colonies and plantations." The "precincts," as defined in the same instrmnent, 
were the 34th and 45th parallels of latitude, which bounded the jurisdiction of the King's 
Council of Virginia. The colonies were also authorized to " take and surprise " unlicensed 
ships found trading in any harbors or creeks within the same limits, and Captain Rocraft, 
in 1618, seized a French barque under this authority. 



26 Introduction. 

the territory which had long been called New France and was 
soon to be named New England.^ 

The southern limit of New France, on the French maps, was 
the 40th parallel of north latitude. Below that line was Florida, 
which belonged to Spain. The whole of North America was 
claimed by these two powers by right of discovery. But dis- 
covery established only an inchoate title, to be perfected by 
occupation. This principle was announced by Pope Alexander 
VI in 1493, in his bull authorizing the king and queen of Spain to 
subdue '' all new discovered countries not in the possession of 
some Christian prince." So John Cabot and his sons were com- 
missioned by the king of England, in 1495, to search out, discover, 
and subdue "all islands and countries not in the possession of any 
Christian power." Queen Elizabeth in 1578 instructed Sir 
Humphrey Gilbert to discover and occupy "heathen lands not 
actually possessed of any Christian prince or people." "^ The 
same phrase appears in the charter granted to Raleigh in 1584 
and is repeated in the Virginia charter of 1606. It was thus a 
settled rule of international law, that discovery of barbarous 
countries must be followed by actual possession to complete the 
title of any Christian power. But in 1606 the Spaniards had 
planted no American colony north of St. Augustine, and the 
French had none south of Port Royal. When the Spanish sec- 
retary of state complained of the intrusion at Jamestown, he was 
answered that the countries north of 32° belonged to the crown 
of England by right of discovery and actual possession, taken on 
behalf of the queen by the deputies of Sir Walter Raleigh and 
by two English colonies.^ When the French ambassador after- 
ward protested against the English claims north of the 40th 
parallel, Sir Ferdinando Gorges was appointed to reply, and made 
so full an answer, citing the discoveries of Sebastian Cabot, the 
letters patent to Gilbert and Raleigh, the Virginia charter and 
the proceedings thereunder, that nothing more was heard of the 
protest.'* 

1 Kohl's Discovery of Maine, 227. Ramusio published in 1556 the " Discourse of a great 
French sea-captain of Dieppe, on the navigations made to the West Indies, called New 
France, from the 40° to the 47° N." The discourse was written in 1539. 

2 Sullivan's Land Titles in Massachusetts, 31, 32. Goddard's Note on the Sources of 
Land Titles in Maine, prefixed to the Revised Statutes of Maine, 1883. 

3 1 Sainsbury's Calendar of Colonial Papers, 16. 

* Brief Narration, b. 1, c. 21. 1 Colonial Papers, 61. 



Introduction. 27 

The transient occuj^ation of Roanoke island and of the Saga- 
dahoc peninsula served to make good the English claim against 
Spain and France. Commercial failures, these enterprises never- 
theless established the dominion of England in the new world. 
Fort St. George was abandoned, but "other places adjoining were 
soon after seized and improved for trading and fishing." ^ The 
Plymouth company gave over the project of colonization, but Sir 
Francis Popham, having a ship and supplies left on his hands, 
continued to send to Pemaquid on his own account for at least 
six years, and secured a monopoly of the fur trade there. It is 
probable that he had winter quarters on shore, like the French 
traders on the St. Croix and the St. John. Gorges also became 
the owner of a ship, in which he sent out Richard Vines and 
otliers w^ith directions to leave the ship's company to pursue their 
fishing business in the usual place, probably near Monhegan, and 
themselves to explore the co.ist and make friends with the natives, 
and at the same time to secure whatever profit they could by 
trade. 

Popham's ship was lying at Pemaquid in April, 1614, when 
Captain John Smith arrived at Monhegan with two vessels from 
London. He had been one of the first councillors and afterward 
president of the southern colony, which owed its preservation in 
desperate straits to his invincible courage, tenacious will and 
masterful temper. In 1609 he was severely injured by an explo- 
sion of gunpowder and was compelled to go to England for sur- 
gical treatment. Five years afterward he was commissioned by 
the London company to try the whale fishery in the northern 
waters and also to look in the neighborhood of Sagadahoc for a 
gold mine, of which some rumors had been heard. He found 
neither whales nor gold, but an incredible abundance of fish. 
" The sea there," he said in his report, " is the strangest fish-pond 
I ever saw." While the sailors fished, he ranged the shores in a 
small boat, collecting furs, sounding the harbors and making notes 

1 Hubbard's Indian Wars (Bost. 1775), 196. Tbere is some reason to believe that a part 
of the colonists, instead of goinj;- to England, may have retired from Fort St. Georjj,e to 
Pemaquid in KJOB. R. K. Sewall first suggested this theory in the memorial volume of the 
Popham Celebration, 142-148. See also Chamberlain's Maine, 24-43. and the recent dis- 
cussion of this point by C. E. Banks, 2 Maine Hist, and Gen. Recorder, 207. Prince (N. 
E. Chronology, Hi)) says two ships were sent to Sagadahoc with supi)lies in the spring of 
1608. But by Strachey's account, quoted above, only one returned with the departing colo- 
nists. If Prince is right, the other vessel was sent out by Sir Francis Popham after his 
father's death and remained upon the coast, doubtless at Pemaquid. It may be that some 
of the Sagadahoc men joined this vessel. But whether they did or not, it is certain that 
the occupation of Pemaquid speedily followed the retreat from Sagadahoc, and was con- 
tinued year after year mitil other English posts were established at Monhegan, Winter 
Harbor and elsewhere. 



28 Introduction. 

for a map of the coast line from Penobscot bay to Cape Cod. In 
August he arrived in the English port of Plymouth with a cargo 
worth £1500. There he met Gorges, by whom he was persuaded 
to enter the service of the Plymouth company. 

The company bestowed upon Smith the title of admiral and 
in 1615, placed two ships under his command. The ships were to 
return with cargoes of fish and furs as usual, but the commander, 
with a party of sixteen men, was to have stayed in the coun- 
try, where the Kennebec sagamore, Nahanada, had invited him 
to dwell, desiring his aid and protection against the Tarratines on 
the Penobscot.^ One of the men that were to have stayed with 
him, was Thomas Dermer, who afterward explored Long Island 
sound. But this plan came to naught, for the admiral was first 
driven back to port by a great tempest and afterward was made 
prisoner on the high seas by French cruisers. The company 
appointed Sir Richard Hawkins president of the colony, and in 
October he sailed for Northern Virginia, but found a fierce war 
raging among the Indians and so passed on to Jamestown and 
thence homeward by way of Spain. 

In the summer of 1616, having returned from France, Smith 
published in London his " Description of New England " with a 
map of the country.^ Before the map was engraved, it was pre- 
sented to Prince Charles, afterward King Charles I, who at the 
author's request proposed thirty-two English substitutes for the 
Indian names of places. Smith thought posterity might call 
King Charles their godfather, but he himself was the godfather 
of New England. That name survives. Of the others, only 
three remain where they were placed by the prince — Cape Ann, 
Charles river and Plymouth. But this book, while it gave a name 
to the country, revealed opinions which presently excluded the 
author from any further lot or part in the enterprises there. 
" Here," he says, " are no hard landlords to rack us with high 
rents, or extorted fines to consume us. Here, every man may be 
master and owner of his own labor and land, or the greatest part, 
in a small time."^ This was strange language in an age when 
wages were regularly fixed by the magistrates at the quarter ses- 

1 26 Mass. Hist. Coll. 130. Smith writes this name Dohannida, and it is also written 
Tahaneda. See Popham Celebration, 293. 

» The " Description" is printed in vol. 26 and the map is prefixed to vol. 23, Mass. Hist. 
Collections. 

3 26 Mass. Hist. Coll. 111. 



Inteoduction. 29 

sions ; when the sovereiga claimed and exercised the right to 
grant patents for the exclusive sale of salt, iron, lead, sea coals, 
vinegar and other articles, and for licensing inns and ale-houses ; 
when Coke, although he led the stubborn opposition to these 
monopolies, found nothing amiss in the law of England which 
made every landholder, except the king, a tenant holding of some 
superior lord by some service. The East India company had 
been incorporated in 1600, with exclusive privileges. No English 
ship could trade within the limits of their territory without a 
license from the company. The London company had obtained 
a new charter in 1609, giving them the whole region in America 
for two liundred miles each way, north and south, from Point 
Comfort, and so through the continent westward from sea to sea, 
with tlie privilege of collecting customs from all ships trading 
tliere. The Plymouth company began to think of a revenue 
from customs and fishing licenses, and to look forward to the 
erection of lordsliips and manors in the English fashion. Smith 
vainly set himself against the opinions of the time. They should 
rather encourage fishermen and traders, he said, and so the coun- 
try would settle itself ; otherwise their manors would lie tenant- 
less for a thousand years ; and they should not stand too much 
upon the letting or selling of those waste lands, but let every man 
plant freely so much as he would ; for none would leave home and 
friends to be worse off in America than in England ; and they 
should let all men have as much freedom as in reason could be 
granted, since the very name of servitude would breed ill blood 
and become odious to God and man.^ It was impossible for 
English merchants and gentlemen of that generation to under- 
stand these words of wisdom. It was not in that way that great 
enterprises were managed. The company j^rovided Smith with 
three ships in 1617, but he was wind-bound at Plymouth for three 
months and finally sent the fleet on a short fishing voyage to 
Newfoundland, to pay expenses. In 1618 the company had fully 
resolved to procure a new charter and proceed in their own way. 
Smith, finding his advice overruled and liimself set aside, offered 
his service to Sir Francis Bacon, then lord chancellor and a 
member of the council of the London company ; proposing, if 

1 Smith's Advertisements for Unexperienced Planters, 22, 23, 36. This ti-act was pub- 
lished in 1631, but the author's opinions were formed and undoubtedly expressed long be- 
fore. "I know," he says, on p. 35, "how hateful it is to envy, pride, flattery and great- 
ness, to be advised." 



30 Introduction. 

the sum of £5000 could be raised, to settle a profitable plantation 
for fishing and shipbuilding in New England.^ But this project 
failed, and Smith, at the age of 89, found his active life ended. 

Sir Ferdinando Gorges does not even mention Smith's name. 
For himself, he had resumed the course upon which he had 
entered before he met that experienced, honest, but headstrong 
and imperious adventurer. In 1616 he had sent out Vines with 
a party hired to remain during the following winter in the place 
subsequently known as Winter Harbor, at jthe mouth of the Saco. 
This point was afterward permanently occupied, and it is said 
that a settlement was made about this time on Little river, west 
of the Saco.'^ There is no mention of the departure of Vines; 
the ship must have returned in 1617, either to take him away or 
to bring supplies, but the voyage is not recorded by Gorges. In 
1618 Edward Rocraft was employed with a dozen men, to stay at 
Sagadahoc.^ Arriving on the coast, he seized a French barque 
from Dieppe, which he found trading and fishing there. He sent 
the Frenchmen to England in Gorges's ship, which had brought 
him over. Then he filled his prize with fish, and disobeying his 
orders, sailed in December for Jamestown, to dispose of his 
cargo, stoj^ping at Saco to land some mutineers who made their 
way thence to Monhegan, where they passed the winter.* Early 
in the spring of 1619, as soon as she could be made ready for her 
ordinary employment, Gorges's ship returned, bringing Thomas 
Dermer, the same who had formerly sailed with Captain Smith, 
and a party of men who were to join Rocraft's colony at Saga- 
dahoc. Learning at Monhegan that Rocraft had gone to Virginia, 
Dermer, after the ship was loaded and had sailed for England, 
resolved to search the coast all the way to Jamestown in an open 
pinnace. On this voyage, first of English navigators, he dis- 
covered and passed through Long Island sound. At Jamestown 
he found that the French barque had been driven ashore and 
wrecked and Rocraft had been slain in a quarrel. Returning in 
his pinnace in 1620, he discovered a Dutch settlement on Man- 

1 The letter to Bacon is printed as an appendix to Poor's Vindication of Gorges, 104. 

' Popham Celebration, 173. 

3 Hubbard (Indian Wars, 202) says the plantation was "now a third time revived again 
about Kennebec." 

* Prince's N. E. Chronology, 146. These men must Imve gone to Monhegan in a boat. 
They could not otherwise reach an island three leagues from the main land. It is not 
likely that they took the ship's boat. It is likely that Vines may have given them a boat to 
be rid of them. And it was probably because Vines was already established at Winter 
Harbor, that Rocraft was engaged for the Sagadahoc enterprise. 



Introduction. 31 

hattan island and reported the intrusion to Gorges.^ Bat at 
Martin's Vineyard^ he was severely wounded by the savages, so 
that he was compelled to hasten back to Jamestown to be cured. 
Returning again toward New England before he had regained 
his strength, he fell ill of a fever and so ended his days. " The 
loss of this man, I confess," says Gorges, " much troubled me, and 
had almost made me resolve never [more] to intermeddle in any 
of those courses." 

No land titles in New England had been derived from the 
charter of 1606 ; no colony with a regular government, such as 
that instrument contemplated, had been planted; but the coast 
had been thoroughly surveyed, the harbors had been sounded, the 
haunts of the natives had become known; Monhegan had become 
an important fishing station, and trading posts had been estab- 
lished at Pemaquid, at Winter Harbor and perhaps at otlier 
places, though only Little river is named. It was in order to 
control the fisheries and the valuable fur trade, that Sir Ferdi- 
nando Gorges and his associates of the Plymouth company sought 
and in 1620 obtnined the fruitful New England charter. What 
they had accomplished is recited in the charter itself. They have 
" been at great and extraordinary charge," says the king, " and 
sustained many losses in seeking and discovering a place fit and 
convenient to lay the foundation of a hopeful plantation, and 
have divers years past, by God's assistance an<l their own endeav- 
ors, taken actual possession of tlie continent hereafter mentioned, 
in our name and to our use as sovereign lord thereof, and have 
settled already some of our people in places agreeable to their 
desires in tliose parts " In consideration of these services — 
exploration of the country, maintenance of possession for Eng- 
land, settlement of English subjects upon the soil — the whole of 
the American continent between the 40th and 48th parallels of 
north latitude, with the seas and islands adjacent, was conveyed 
to the principal members of the Plymouth company and others 
intending to be their associates. These noblemen and gentlemen, 

1 Brief Narration, c. 21. Gorp^es says that, in consequence of this report, complaint was 
made to the kin^; and the British ambassador was ordered to asli the States General of 
Holland bj' what warrant their subjects had presumed to settle in tliose parts. It appears 
from 1 Sainsbury's Colonial Papers, 27, that this matter was considered by the privy council 
in 1621, and this date confirms the Brief Narration. It is stated in the " Description of New 
Albion," published in 1G48, that Arc-all, after destroying the French settlements in 1G13, 
landed at 3Ianhattan and compelled the Dutclunen tliere to submit to the government of 
Virginia; but this is improbable. See for this story, 1 New York Hist. Coll. new series, 

* So named by Martin Pring; now Martha's Vineyard. 



32 Inteoduction. 

to the number of forty, were incorporated under the name and 
style of the council at Plymouth in the county of Devon for the 
planting, ruling, ordering and governing of New England in 
America. The fisheries were expressly granted to them with the 
lands, rivers, ports and mines. British subjects were forbidden to 
visit New England for trade, or for any other purpose, without 
the license of the council in writing, on pain of imprisonment and 
forfeiture of ships and goods. Lands were to be granted to such 
persons and with such conditions, reservations and agreements as 
might seem best to the council, but planters and adventurers 
sending over settlers were to be especially considered. 

Thus New England was finally set off from Virginia, but this 
division gave great displeasure to Sir Edwin Sandys and others 
interested in the southern colony. The King's Council of Vir- 
ginia, which had a general supervision of the British dominions 
in America, had been enlarged in 1607 from thirteen members to 
forty, for the reason that the thirteen were so scattered that it 
was difficult to bring them together in London for consultation.^ 
Of the new board twenty-five members were concerned in the 
Jamestown enterprise and but fifteen in the undertakings about 
Sagadahoc. The London company, through this majority, was 
able to control the Plymouth company, and for years had been 
accustomed to send ships from Jamestown and London on fishing 
and trading voyages to the northern coast. Complaint was made 
of the interruption of these privileges, but the privy council, after 
many hearings, sustained the charter. Then the London company 
took their complaint to the House of Commons. The monopoly 
of the fisheries was promptly challenged in the Parliament which 
assembled on the 30th of January, 1621, and a bill was prepared 
to annul the charter, but before it had passed through the forms 
of legislation the Parliament was dissolved. 

This opposition delayed for a year any serious attempt to put 
in operation the plans of the New England council. Only two 
grants were made in 1621. A congregation of dissenters from 
Scrooby in Nottinghamshire, had emigrated to Holland in 1608, 
seeking in a foreign country the religious freedom which was 
denied them at home. It was in this very year that the 
plantation on the Sagadahoc was abandoned; while Raleigh Gil- 

1 The ordinance is printed in Poor's Vindication of Gorges, 137. 



Introduction. 33 

bert's men were sailing homeward, the Pilgrims, as they after- 
ward called themselves, were leaving England ; and now, in the 
fulness of time, they too were to enter upon the work of coloniza- 
tion in America, under the same authority which had promoted 
the earlier undertaking. Perceiving that if they remained in 
Holland, their descendants would cease to be Englishmen, they 
began to consider a new migration to the English possessions 
beyond the seas. The publication of Captain Smith's book, in 
1616, attracted their attention to New England. They decided 
not to go near the colony at Jamestown, because there they 
would be in as great danger of persecution as in England, and it 
might be worse. They feared the climate of Guiana, and still 
more the jealousy of the Spaniards. Their conclusion was to 
live in a distinct body by themselves under the general govern- 
ment of Virginia.^ In 1617 they sent two agents to England to 
obtain under the royal seal, if possible, spme assurance of liberty 
of conscience in America. At first it seemed probable that their 
petition might be granted; but in 1618 it was reported that the 
king, while he promised not to molest them so long as they were 
peaceable, had definitely refused to give any public pledge of 
toleration. The council for Virginia was willing and anxious to 
forward their design, and in 1619, after much anxious delibera- 
tion, the Pilgrims resolved to venture. A patent was taken out 
in the name of John Wincob, a gentleman in the service of the 
countess of Lincoln. This lady was allied to Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges by the marriage of her daughter Frances with his eldest 
son, John Gorges,^ and it has been inferred that Gorges was one 
of the friends, by whose advice, as Bradford says, the patent was 
not taken in the name of any of their own company but in Win- 
cob's, which would be less likely to attract attention and perhaps 
opposition.^ Thomas Weston, a London merchant then deeply 
engaged in the American fisheries, formed a company which 
advanced the money for the voyage, to be repaid by the colonists 
out of the fruits of their labor in their new home. The most 
prosperous American industry in those days was fishing, and 

1 Bradford's Plymouth Plantation (33 Mass. Hist. Coll.), 28. 

2 29 N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, 46. 

'Plymouth Plantation, 41. Bradford says this patent was issued by the "Virginia 
Company," and it has l)een supposed that he meant the London company. The document 
itself is lost and has never been printed, but Sir Edwin Sandys, in a letter copied by Brad- 
ford (p. 30), says plainly that the dealings were with " his Majesty's Council for Virginia," 
a very different body, of which Gorges was a member. 



34 Introduction. 

Weston advised them to settle in New England wliere the fish- 
eries were known to be profitable. In Dermer's last report to 
Gorges, dated June 30, 1620, he had commended New Plymouth 
as the best place for a plantation, if a company of fifty or more 
should come over.^ This report had been received by Gorges 
before the Mayflower sailed on the 6th of September from the 
English port of Plymouth. On the 11th of November the ship 
anchored off Cape Cod, and the compact signed the same day, 
before landing, expressly declares that the Pilgrims had under- 
taken to plant a colony " in the northern parts of Virginia." It 
was a fortnight before the shallop was repaired so that the 
search for a j^ermanent abode could begin, and a month had 
elapsed before the voyagers, with Smith's map in their hands and 
a pilot who had been there before, found the harbor which Prince 
Charles had named New Plymouth.^ This happy ending of 
their quest, on the 11th of December, old style, the 21st by the 
modern calendar, is the event which, by reason of an inveterate 
error in computation, is now annually celebrated on the 22d of 
December. It was not by accident that the Pilgrims followed 
the track of Smith and Dermer. They had planned to inhabit 
some place about Hudson's river ;^ but finding themselves on the 
coast of Cape Cod, they sought a habitation in that neighbor- 
hood, already known by name and recommended to them. 

While they were still upon the ocean the New England charter 
passed the seals, terminating the authority of the council for 
Virginia. When the Mayflower returned in May, 1621, with 
news of the safe arrival of the colony, the merchants interested 
in the enterprise applied to Sir Ferdinando Gorges for a grant 
from the New England council, and a patent was accordingly 
issued June 1st, 1621, to John Peirce of London and his associ- 
ates, giving them one hundred acres of land for each colonist and 
fifteen hundred acres more for public uses, to be taken in any part 
of New England not inhabited by English people.^ Great care 
was taken to prevent any identification of the Pilgrims. Peirce's 
associates were not named in the patent, nor was their place of 
abode indicated, and for more than a year the colony was only 

1 Bradford's Plymouth Plantation, 96. 

* Plymouth Plantation, 86. Smith's Travels and Adventures, c. 23. Smith Bays the 
Pilgrims thought his books and maps were cheaper to teach them than himself. 

s Plymouth Plantation, 77. 

* The patent is printed as an appendix to Poor's Vindication of Gorges, 118. 



Inteoduction. 35 

mentioned in the minutes of the New England council as "Mr. 
Peirce's plantation." i Under this vague authority the Pilgrims 
occupied the land for nine years, and then secured a new patent 
defining their boundaries; but they were never able to get a 
royal charter; the Plymouth colony, from the beginning to the 
end of its history was solely dependent for its legal existence 
upon the acts of the New England council. 

Very different was the case of Sir William Alexander, after- 
ward earl of Stirling, to whom at the king's request, which was 
equivalent to a command, a portion of New England was assigned 
by the council and confirmed by a royal charter Sept. 10, 1621. ^ 
This was the territory between the gulf of St. Lawrence and the 
river St. Croix, and the charter gave the name Nova Scotia to the 
new domain. The St. Croix thus became the eastern boundary 
of New Enofland and ultimately of Maine. i i S^.QrCorr 

In 162'2 the council began to take more active measures for tlie 
occupation of their possessions in America and for the establish- 
ment of a government there. Captain John Mason had been 
governor of Newfoundland for some years, and having returned 
to England was now minded to interest himself in other Ameri- 
can enterprises. To him, on the 9th of March, was assigned the 
country between Naumkeag (afterward Salem) and the Merrimac 
river,^ and to him and Gorges jointly was granted, on the 10th 
of August, the territory between the Merrimac and the Sagada- 
hoc, which they called the province of Maine.^ The province 
extended sixty miles from the seashore into the main land, and 
the grantees agreed to set up a government there, and within 
three years to establisli there at least ten families of the king's 
subjects with a fort and a competent guard. 

On the 6th of November, 1622, a royal proclamation was issued 
at tlie request of the council, reciting that the plantation of New 
England had been much hindered by interlopers, who injured the 
woods, damaged the harbors, trafficked with the savages and even 
sold them weapons and taught them their use ; and j^rohibiting 
all persons from trading on those coasts or intermeddling with the 

1 1 Colonial Papers, 3G, 38. 2 Printed in 1 Williamson's Maine, 655. 

8 Sainsbiiry calendars this grant under March 9, 1621, and again under March 9, 1622. 
A certitied copy of the patent, used by Robert Mason in 1683, is dated the "ninth day of 
Marcli in the nineteenth year of the reign " of King James, which is, of course, 1622. 

* This patent, in which the name of the province of Maine first appears, is printed in 
Poor's Vindication of Gorges, 121. 



36 Introduction. 

natives without license from the council for New England.^ A 
letter drawn up by Sir Ferdinando Gorges was sent out with the 
proclamation, explaining that the council did not mean to hinder 
any persons from going to New England on fishing voyages, but 
only to require these voyages to be conducted in conformity to 
the regulations which had been adopted. But one of these regu- 
lations imposed upon the fishermen a tonnage tax amounting to 
£5 for a vessel of thirty tons,^ and Captain Francis West was 
commissioned admiral of the coast to see that the tax was paid. 
Captain Robert Gorges, Sir Ferdinando's younger son, was 
appointed governor of New England, and received on the 30th 
of December a patent for a tract on Massachusetts bay, extend- 
ing ten miles along the shore and thirty miles inland. This pat- 
ent was afterward located between Nahant and Charles river.^ 
Two hundred men were to be sent over, — gentlemen to bear 
arms and attend upon the governor, handicraftsmen of all sorts 
and husbandmen to till the ground. An American parliament 
was to make laws, and a city apparently intended for the capital, 
was to be founded on the Sagadahoc river and equally divided 
by lot among the members of the council.* 

In the spring of 1623 two parties of settlers were sent out and 
established themselves on the Piscataqua, — one at the mouth of 
the- river and the other eight miles above. These were the begin- 
nings of Portsmouth and Dover. Admiral West came over in 
June and Governor Gorges arrived in August. After landing 
some people on his own estate and visiting the Plymouth colony, 
the governor sailed eastward to the Piscataqua and met there 
Captain Christopher Levett who was to be one of the councillors 
in the new government. Captain West and Governor Bradford 
of New Plymouth were also to be councillors. It seems that 
some doubt had arisen concerning the location of the capital on 
the Sagadahoc, for Captain Levett was instructed to choose a 
site for a city to be called York. The king was much interested 
in this project and had sent a letter to the lord president of York 
in England, asking for assistance in a work so honorable to the 
nation and especially to the ancient city of York.^ After exam- 
ining the coast from the Piscataqua to Cape Newagen, Levett 

1 1 Colonial Papers, 33. ^ Smith's Travels and Adventures, c. 23. 

3 2 Maine Hist. Coll. 46 n. * 1 Colonial Papers, 36, 37. e i Colonial Papers, 47. 



Introduction. 37 

made choice of one of the islands in Casco bay, about two leagues 
east of Cape Elizabeth, and there built a house fortified for 
defence against the Indians. Thither also returned Governor 
Gorges, after a voyage as far east as Pemaquid, and there with 
Levett he spent the winter.^ 

In the spring came news that Sir Ferdinando Gorges had been 
called to the bar of the House of Commons to defend the New 
England charter, and that, after the hearing, a bill to revoke the 
charter passed both houses of Parliament and only failed because 
the king withheld his assent. The fishing tax was so odious that 
the council dared not persist in their efforts to collect it; their 
scheme of colonization, founded on the expectation of revenue 
from this source, was perforce abandoned. Admiral West had 
already gone to Virginia; Governor Gorges, with Levett, returned 
to England; the few settlers at New Plymouth, on the Charles 
and the Piscataqua, at the mouth of the Saco, at Monhegan and 
elsewhere, were left to their own devices. 

Then came the death of King James and the accession of 
Charles I, in 1625. Inglorious wars with Spain and France 
marked the beginning of the new reign, and thrice in four years 
the king dismissed his Parliament in anger. The tliird Parliament 
was dissolved March 10, 1629, and a royal proclamation intimated 
plainly that the king had resolved to rule without the advice of 
the two houses. For eleven years he persisted in this course, and 
during those years of tyranny twenty thousand Englishmen came 
over to America. 

It appears that Mason, on acquiring his joint title with Gorges 
to the province of Maine (including what was afterward New 
Hampshire), transferred his prior grant, south of the Merrimac,to 
Edmund Lord Sheffield, afterward earl of Mulgrave, who con- 
veyed it to the Plymouth colony.^ A small company of Dor- 
chester fishermen settled at Cape Ann in 1623, and to tlieir 
employers in England the conveyance from Shefiield was assigned 
in 1624. The colony remained at Cape Ann until 1626, and then 
removed to Naumkeag. In pursuance of a design far deeper and 
broader than it seemed, John Endicott and five others, in March, 
1628, obtained from the New England council a grant of the ter- 
ritory between the river Charles and the Merrimac ; and Endicott 

1 Goold'8 Portland in the Past, 16, 18. 2 Deane's note, Plymoutli Plantation, 168. 



38 Introduction. 

came out the same year with reinforcements for the plantation at 
Naumkeag, then first called Salem. Gorges says he approved 
the grant, with the condition that the interests of his son, Robert 
Gorges, in that country, should be protected.^ 

In March, 1629, six days before the dissolution of Parliament, 
the grant to Endicott and his associates was confirmed by a royal 
charter creating the company of Massachusetts Bay in New 
England. The company was organized at once; Matthew Cra- 
dock was chosen governor; six vessels were provided for the 
transportation of the colonists; and the Puritan migration began. 
In August it was determined that the government of the com- 
pany should be transferred to ISTew England and that the charter 
also should be sent thither. Cradock resigned. John Winthrop 
was made governor in his place and sailed the next spring for 
Salem with four ships. By the end of the year 1630 there were 
eight plantations in Massachusetts Bay, — - at Salem, Charlestown, 
Dorchester, Boston, Watertown, Roxbury, Mystic and Saugus. 

The Massachusetts colony, like the Plymouth colony, owed its 
existence on these shores to the liberality of the New England 
council and especially to the good will of Sir Ferdinando Gorges. 
But the reservation which he made in favor of his son, was dis- 
regarded in the charter procured from the king, and this omission 
was intentional. Barely a month after the charter was signed, 
Cradock wrote to Endicott that the patent to Robert Gorges 
was considered void in law but, lest some question should arise, 
it might be well to take possession of the greater part of the 
tract.^ It was so managed too that the grant from the council 
had been enlarged by the king, and the boundaries of Massachu- 
setts had been carried three miles beyond the Charles on the 
south and three miles beyond the Merrimac on the north.' This 
northern extension was an intrusion upon the province of Maine, 
granted by the council to Gorges and Mason in 1622. It is said 
that Mason, who was now expecting a separate grant of the terri- 
tory between the Piscataqua and the Merrimac, remonstrated 
with Cradock and obtained a promise that the strip north of the 

1 Brief Narration, b. 1 c. 26. 

2 1 Suffolk Deeds, iv, xiii, where the letter is printed in full. 

3 Gorges says the grant was " enlarged by his Majesty." As recited in the charter, the 
boundaries established by the council are Identical with those confirmed by the king. It 
may be that the extension beyond the Merrimac was in some way procured in the original 
grant; but it is certain that Gorges never authorized that extension. 



Introduction. 39 

Merrimac should be relinquished to him; but if any such promise 
was made, it was not kept.^ The Massachusetts people after- 
ward thought Gorges and Mason unfriendly, and it must be 
o^med that they had some reason for that opinion. 

On the 7th of November, 1629, the New England council, on 
Mason's promise to establish a government there, conveyed the 
country north of the Merrimac to the Piscataqua and sixty miles 
inland, to Captain Mason, who being then governor of the fort at 
Portsmouth in Hampshire, chose to name his province New 
Hampshire. The rest of the old province of Maine, north and 
east of the Piscataqua, was left to Gorges, Avho just then, how- 
ever, was interested in a different quarter. He had heard of the 
great lake of the Iroquois, discovered by Champlain — the same 
which now bears Champlain's name. He was told that the whole 
country about tlie lake was full of beaver and that a valuable fur 
trade might be opened there. He believed also that the lake was 
within a few days' march from the Atlantic coast. So on the 
17th of November, 16'29, Gorges and Mason, for themselves and 
their associates, took out a patent for the province of Laconia, 
bordering on Lake Champlain and extending ten miles eastward 
and southward from the lake and its outlet, half way to the next 
great lake on the west, and northward to the great river of 
Canada. The patentees were also to have an unobstructed right 
of way from the sea coast to the lake and one thousand acres for 
their factors at any port which they might find convenient for 
their proposed traffic.'^ Captain Walter Neal was aj^pointed 
attorney for the New England council to put Mason in formal 
possession of New Hampshire, and Edward Godfrey was to 
deliver possession of Laconia. Godfrey settled the next year on 
the Agamenticus river, where he became interested with others 
in the grant known as the Agamenticus patent. Neal came over 
as governor of the Laconia company, and undertook to find a 
way to the lake of the Iroquois, but aftei* three years returned to 
England with the report, non est inventa provincia? Francis 
Williams was appointed his successor, but the company had lost 
heavily and in 1684 they divided their lands and other property 



1 1 Belknap's New Hampshire, 15 n. 

This patent, which jhas been much 
•ly New Hampshire Docuinents, 3. 

1 Belknap's New Hampshire, appendix 2. Hubbard's New England, 217. 



* This patent, whichjhas been much misunderstood, is printed in Jenness's collection of 
early New Hampshire Docuinents, 3. 



40 Introduction. 

on the Piscataqua, and so the business was concluded. The lands 
were conveyed to them by the* Piscataqua j^atent from the New 
England council, Nov. 3, 1631 — five miles in breadth on the 
southwest side of the river, from the sea to Edward Hilton's 
plantation, and a breadth of three miles on the northeast side of 
the river, stretching thirty miles into the country.^ Some of the 
oldest land titles in Maine are derived from this company. The 
Isles of Shoals were also included in the Piscataqua patent, and 
these were divided by Mason and Gorges in 1635, on the line 
which still separates the Maine islands from those which belong 
to New Hampshire.^ 

A thin fringe of settlements now extended all along the coast 
from the Piscataqua to Penobscot bay. Extensive grants had 
been made by the New England council to residents at Agamen- 
ticus, Cape Porpoise, on both sides of Saco river, at Black Point, 
Spurwink, Pejepscot, on the Kennebec, at Pemaquid and from the 
Muscongus to the Penobscot. Three of these patents were in 
effect acts of incorporation, conveying authority to make laws 
and orders for the government of the inhabitants of the districts 
designated; but these municipalities were to be subordinate to 
the general government to be established by the New England 
council.^ Of this character was the Kennebec grant to Willium 
Bradford and his associates of the Plymouth colony; the Pema- 
quid grant to the Bristol merchants, Aid worth and Elbridge; and 
finally the Lygonia grant to a company of Familists, some of 
whom came over in 1631 and others in 1632, but soon scattered, 
not liking the place which they had pitched upon, somewhere 
about Cape Small Point, it is supposed.^ The Lygonia patent, 
being thus disused, was thought to have lapsed, until it was 
revived a dozen years afterward by the ingenious George Cleeve, 
who was ailready at Casco though as yet he had no title there. 

In 1633 the tide of the Puritan migration, which had been 
checked for a year or two, began to flow again. In 1634 the 
privy council took notice of the fact that great numbers of 
British subjects were resorting to New England, and among them 

1 Jenness, New Hampshire DocTiments, 8. « Jenness, Isles of Shoals, 61, 

8 This limitation is expressed in the Plymouth patent in these words: "Provided that 
the said laws and orders be not repugnant to the laws of England, or to the frame of 
government by the said president and council hereafter to be established." 

* The best account of the proceedings of these people is by C. E. Banks, 2 Maine Hist, 
and Gen. Recorder, 65-77. 



Inteoduction. 41 

divers persons known to be discontented with the government at 
home, whose conduct tended to the scandal both of church 
and state. ^ Ten shijDS then lying in the Thames, ready to sail to 
Massachusetts bay, were detained, and Mr. Cradock was ordered 
to produce the Massachusetts charter. He replied that the charter 
was in America. The New England council was called to account 
for permitting these unbridled spirits to find an asylum within 
their territory, but made answer that the charter was surrepti- 
tiously obtained; and that, to a certain extent, was true. When 
the king assented to that instrument, he supposed he was con- 
senting to the formation of a commercial company in London; 
he did not dream that he was authorizing the establishment of a 
powerful body of dissenters in America. 

It was thought best to take measures to place the American 
colonies directly in the king's hands. In 1635 the New England 
council resigned the charter of 1620, and the affairs of the colo- 
nies were referred to a committee of the privy council called the 
commissioners for American plantations. New England was to 
be divided into a dozen royal provinces. The earl of Stirling 
had lost his province of Nova Scotia, which was ceded to France 
by the treaty of St. Gerraaiiis in 1632. He was now to be lord of 
the country between the St. Croix and tlie Kennebec, except the 
Pemaquid plantation, and was also to have Long island near 
Hudson's river. His northern domain was to be called the county 
of Canada. Sir Ferdinando Gors^es was to have the remon 
between the Kennebec and the Piscataqua, wliich was to be called 
New Somersetshire. Mason's jurisdietion was to be extended as 
far south as Naumkeag, and five noblemen were to divide among 
them the rest of the territory to the Hudson and forty miles 
beyond. Two provinces were assigned to one lord in several 
cases, and two were allotted to Gorges; one lying between the 
Kennebec and the Androscoggin, and the other south of the 
Androscoggin. 

Patents were issued for tliese divisions, and the king was asked 
to confirm them under his own signature. A general governor 
was to be appointed, and it was decided that the Massachusetts 
charter should be revoked.^ A writ of quo warranto was 
accordingly brought against the grantees in 1636, and judgment 

1 Order in Council, quoted in 1 Palfrey's New England, 370. 
' 1 Hutchinson's Massachusetts, 52. 



42 Introduction. 

was given against Cradock, in default, that he should be " con- 
victed of the usurpation charged in the information, and that the 
said liberties, privileges and franchises should be taken and seized 
into the king's hands. "^ In July, 1637, Gorges was commissioned 
governor-general. In 1638 and again in 1639 the commissioners 
for plantations wrote to Governor Winthrop, demanding the 
return of the charter in pursuance of the judgment of 1636; but 
it was not surrendered, nor did the governor-general come to New 
England. The lords of the privy council had matters of greater 
moment to consider during these years. Hampden's refusal to 
pay the ship money, because the tax was levied without authority 
from Parliament, had kindled a flame of rebellion in England. 
Jenny Geddes had flung her three-legged stool at the bishop who 
undertook to read Laud's Popish liturgy in the cathedral at 
Edinburgh. The* Scots were signing the national covenant, 
swearing to one another by the great name of the Lord God to 
continue in the profession and obedience of their religion, and to 
resist all the contrary errors and corruptions; and in 1639 they 
were in arms. 

Gorges had sent his nephew, Captain William Gorges, to New 
Somersetshire in 1636, having appointed him one of the com- 
missioners by whom the province was to be temporarily governed. 
The others were Richard Bonython and Thomas Lewis of Saco, 
Thomas Cammock and Henry Jocelyn of Black Point, Thomas 
Purchas of Pejepscot and Edward Godfrey of Agamenticus. 
The records of York county begin with a meeting of these com- 
missioners at Saco on New Year's day, March 25, 1636. Their 
proceedings for a little more than a year fill a dozen pages. The 
last date is July 4, 1637, and Captain Gorges soon afterward 
returned to England, recalled, it appears, in consequence of the 
representations of George Cleeve who had gone over in 1636, 
and had not only secured a large land grant at Casco but per- 
suaded Sir Ferdinando to discharge all his commissioners and 
recommit the government of New Somersetshire to Sir Henry 
Vane, Winthrop and others, with whom Cleeve himself was 
joined.^ But on the arrival of Captain Gorges with letters from 

1 1 Palfrey's New England, 403. 

' Baxter's George Cleeve, 65, 224. Cleeve obtained at this time the Machigonne patent 
recorded in 1 York Deeds, II. 4, authority to act as agent for G-orges in disposing of lands 
about Casco, a commission to make a new search for the lake of the Iroquois, and a 
written agreement by the earl of Stirling contemplating the planting of a colony on Long 
island. Mr. Baxter's biography of Cleeve, published by the Gorges Society, is the only 
complete account of the career of that remarkable man. 



Inteoduction. 43 

Vines and his friends, Sir Ferdinando saw that he had been mis- 
led and wrote forthwith on the 29th of August to Vane and the 
other Massachusetts men, asking them to reinstate Vines as 
deputy governor, with fit associates, including Francis Chumi^er- 
non, a nephew of Gorges, then living on the Piscataqua. 

But these were ^provisional arrangements. At last, on the 3d 
of April, 1639, Sir Ferdinando obtained the charter for which he 
had waited four years. The king made him lord palatine of the 
territory between Piscataqua harbor and the Sagadahoc, bounded 
by the Newichawannock (now the Salmon Falls) river on the 
west and the Kennebec on the east and extending one hundred 
and twenty miles into the main land. As the eastern boundary 
of New England had been fixed by the Nova Scotia charter in 
1621, so the western boundary of Maine was determined by the 
charter of 1639. The new province or county was to be called 
the province of Maine, and thus the name adopted by Gorges 
and Mason in 1622, but afterward disused, was restored to the 
map. 

The counts palatine, originally officers of the palace of the 
Merovingian kings in France, were the immediate representatives 
of the sovereign in the administration of justice. Afterward the 
title was conferred upon the viceregal rulers of provinces or 
counties. Sir P'erdinando Gorges was authorized to appoint and 
to remove at pleasure all officers, civil, military or naval, within 
his province. He might raise armies and equip fleets, and on 
proper occasion declare martial law. He was to create courts 
civil and ecclesiastical, from which a final a])peal lay to himself or 
to a governor appointed by him. His jurisdiction extended to 
the sea as well as the land, but tlie right of fishing was expressly 
reserved to all English subjects. He was to control all church 
patronage and was to see that the religion and ecclesiastical 
government of the church of England were established throughout 
the province. His people were to enjoy the rights and liberties 
of Englishmen, and laws, not repugnant to the laws of England, 
were to be made with the consent of a major part of the free- 
holders. But when the freeholders could not conveniently 
assemble, the lord i^alatine, or his magistrates, might make and 
publish ordinances which should have the force of law. The 
king claimed an annual rent of a quarter of wheat, and a fifth of 
the profit of any gold or silver mines or pearl fisheries which 



44 Introduction. 

might be discovered. In turn the jDroprietor was authorized to 
require of his tenants such rents and services for their lands as 
might seem to him meet. Former grants of land were to be con- 
firmed on payment of some small acknowledgment, but rights of 
government previously exercised within the limits of the province 
were to be relinquished. 

This was not, as has been supposed, a solitary instance of a 
feudal grant of this character in America.^ It is, in fact, only 
an illustration of the system of government which the Stuarts 
considered suitable for this country. Nova Scotia was granted 
in the same way to Sir William Alexander in 1621; Newfound- 
land to Sir George Calvert in 1623; Carolina to Sir Robert Heath 
in 1630; the vaguely described Isle de Yerd to Daniel Gookin in 
1631 ;2 Maryland to Lord Baltimore in 1632; and New Albion to 
Sir Elmund Plowden in 1634.^ The Carolina grant having 
lapsed was renewed in 1663, and the province, still described as a 
county palatine, was then bestowed upon Lord Clarendon and his 
associates. As late as 1681, William Penn was made absolute 
proprietor of the province of Pennsylvania, with powers nearly 
as broad as those conferred upon Gorges, including authority to 
erect manors and appoint courts baron there. Most of these 
were barren titles. Of the governments organized by the pro- 
prietors, only two, in Maryland and Pennsylvania, survived to the 
time of the American revolution. 

Gorges was now about seventy-three years old, but he entered 
vigorously upon the administration of his affairs in Maine. He 
gave public notice that any gentleman or company, who would 
send a considerable number of people to inhabit the province, 
should receive a satisfactory grant of lands, for which only a 
moderate annual rent would be required, not over 2s. 6d. for a 
hundred acres; and any who might undertake to build a town or 
city, should have as ample liberties for municipal government as 
were granted to any town or corporation in England. Those 
who went as tenants, holding directly of the proprietor, should 
have whatever land they were able to manage, at a rent of 4d. or 

1 Sullivan (History of Maine, 307) says King Charles "gave to Gorges more and greater 
powers than had ever been granted by a sovereign to a subject," and the statement has 
often been repeated. 

s 1 Colonial Papers, 129. 

3 1 Colonial Papers, 154. |The warrant for this grant was made two years before the 
charter passed. 



Introductiois'. 45 

6d. an acre, according to the quality or situation of the land.^ 
Then he drew up a series of ordinances and appointed Sir 
Thomas Jocelyn deputy governor, with six councillors. This was 
in September, 1639, and Sir Thomas was then visiting his son, 
Henry Jocelyn, in America, but returned to England a few 
months later; whereupon Thomas Gorges, Sir Ferdinando's 
cousin, was commissioned as deputy governor.^ The councillors 
were Richard Vines and Richard Bonython of Saco, Henry 
Jocelyn of Black Point, Edward Godfrey and William Hooke 
of Agamenticus, and Francis Champernon of Piscataqua. 

Thomas Gorges was a young gentleman of the inns of court, 
in other words a lawyer, and proved himself a sedate, high-minded 
and capable magistrate. Before he arrived in the province, four 
of the councillors, Vines, Bonython, Jocelyn and Godfrey, met at 
Saco on the 25th of June, 1640, and organized the new govern- 
ment. They were directed by the ordinances which came with 
their commission, to aj^point a competent clerk to register their 
proceedings, and made choice of Roiicr Garde, who began by 
copying at large the charter, the conmiission and the ordinances 
of the proprietor. The governor took up his residence at Aga- 
menticus and presided at the next court at Saco on the 8th of 
September. On the 17th it was ordered that three inferior courts 
should be held annually at Agamenticus for the district west of 
the Kennebunk river, before Gorges, Godfrey and another coun- 
cillor, if convenient; and three similar courts at Saco, for the 
eastern portion of the province, before Vines, Bonython and 
Jocelyn. The Kennebunk river became the dividing line between 
two judicial districts.' The jurisdiction of the inferior courts 
extended to all matters except land titles and felonies. A general 
court for the whole province was to meet at Saco annually on the 
25th of June, or if that day should be Sunday, on the following 
Monday. In that court deputies elected by the freeholders were 
to take part with the councillors in making laws and levying 
taxes. The province was divided into eight bailiwicks, probably 

1 2 Maine Hist. Collections, 70. 

2 Tbe ordinances and tlie commissions of Jocelyn and Gorges are printed in Sullivan's 
Maine, 413. See also W. M. Sargent's article in 40 N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, 294. 

s Williamson (1 History of Maine, 285) says the western subdivision gradually acquired 
the name York, while the other was commonly called Somerset. But it was the western 
district that was called Somerset. In his grant to John Wheelwright in 1643 (1 York 
Deeds, I. 28) Governor Gorges describes the land as "lying at Wells in the county of 
Somerset"; and in 1645, at a court which met at Saco, Oct. 21, the next court was 
appointed "to be held at Wells in the county of Somerset." The name York, if used at 
all in those days, was applied to the eastern district. 



46 Introduction. 

corresponding to the eight settlements at Piscataqua, the Isles of 
Shoals, Agamenticus, Cape Porpoise, Saco, Black Point and 
Spur wink, Casco and Pejepscot, and each of these plantations 
was entitled to one deputy.^ Appointments of civil officers were 
to be made at the general court with the advice and consent of 
the council; and no alienation or sale of land was to be per- 
mitted, even by the deputy governor, without the assent of the 
council. Conveyances of land were accordingly entered in the 
records of the general court. This was the early practice also in 
Plymouth and in Massachusetts, but was soon found to be incon- 
venient and therefore abandoned. In Maine a separate record 
of deeds was begun in March, 1643. 

The principal settlement in the province was at Agamenticus, 
where were perhaps three hundred inhabitants. This place was 
incorporated in 1641 as a borough and named Gorgeana. A 
town, in that age, was any place which had a church.^ A bor- 
ough was an incorporated town, governed usually by a council 
chosen by the freemen and a bailiff appointed by the lord who 
granted the borough charter. Sometimes the bailiff was called a 
mayor, and Governor Gorges himself was the first mayor of 
the borough. A city was an incorporated town where a bishop 
resided,^ and in 1642 Gorgeana became a city. Edward Godfrey 
was the first mayor of the city and was succeeded in 1643 by 
Roger Garde. The king had expressly commanded the lord of 
the province to settle therein, with all convenient speed, the 
ecclesiastical government of the church of England, and the city 
charter of Gorgeana plainly foreshadowed the arrival of a bishop 
of Maine. 

But the bishop did not come. The civil war was now raging 
in England and in the summer of 1643 Governor Gorges went 
home. There is a tradition that he returned to Gorgeana, and 
died there,^ but it is not probable that he ever saw America 
again. The Scottish rising had compelled the king to ask 
for means to maintain his authority. In 1640 he had summoned 
the Short Parliament, which sat for barely three weeks, and 
then the Long Parliament which, he agreed, should not be dis- 

1 Brief Narration, b. 2, c. 4. * Coke's Commentary on Littleton, 115 b. 

3 Ibid. 109 b. 

* 1 Hutchinson's Massachusetts, 163. Mr. J. P. Baxter, who has made a special study of 
the history of the Gorges family, finds that Thomas was a member of Parliament in 1654 
and again in 1660. He died at his residence near Exeter, in Devonshire, Oct. 17, 1670, be- 
ing then 52 years old. Mr. Baxter has a copy of his will. 



Inteoduction. 47 

solved without its own consent. After two years of wrangling, 
grown constantly more furious, the king raised the royal standard 
at Nottingham in 1642, and the Parliament ordered Essex to fol- 
low him and "by battle or other way rescue him from his per- 
fidious counsellors." In 1643 the war blazed out in the western 
counties. The loyal Cornishmen rose in arms for the king and 
swept across Devon and Somerset. Prince Rupert came to their 
aid and seized Bristol, the second city in the realm. Sir Ferdi- 
nando Gorges entered the city with the prince and was taken 
prisoner there in 1646 by the Parliamentary forces. It Avas per- 
haps during his subsequent imprisonment that he wrote tlie brief 
narrative of his undertakings in New England, afterward pub- 
lished by his grandson. " But I end," he says in conclusion, 
" and leave all to Him who is the only author of all goodness 
and knows best his own time to bring his will to be made mani- 
fest and appoints his instruments for tlie accomplishing thereof; 
to whose pleasure it becomes every one of us to submit our- 
selves, as to that mighty God and great and gracious Lord to 
whom all glory doth belong." ^ In this spirit he closed the book 
and liis life not long afterward. He died in 1647. 

In the preface to his book. Gorges says, "If there be any 
delighted to reap what they have not sown, or to possess the 
fruit another hath labored for, let such be assured, so great 
injustice will never want a woful attendance to follow close at 
the heels, if not stayed behind to bring after a more terrible 
revenge. But my trust is, such impiety will not be suddenly 
harbored, where the whole work is, I hope, still continued for the 
enlargement of the Christian faith, the supportation of justice, 
and love of peace." When this passage was written, the author 
had evidently heard of the plan to strip him of a large part of 
his American estate by a revival of the long dormant and nearly 
forgotten Lygonia patent. 

In 1642, as soon as the news of the civil commotion reached 
America, George Cleeve sailed for England. There he made the 
acquaintance of Alexander Rigby, a wealthy Lancashire lawyer, 
who had been a member of the Short Parliament and had been 
returned to the Long Parliament. Rigby was in full sympathy 
with the Independents.^ In 1643 he was appointed a colonel in 

1 Brief Narration, b. 2, c. 9. 

2 Williamson (1 Hist, of Maine, 297) calls Rigby "a friend of the hierarchy," but see the 
excellent biography of Rigby by C. E. Banks in 2 JVIaine Hist, and Gen. Recorder, 10, 12. 



48 Introduction. 

the Lancashire militia and before the summer ended was engaged 
in active military service. Busy as he was, he found time to 
listen to Cleeve's i3roposals and on the 7th of April, 1643, bought 
the Lygonia patent and appointed Cleeve to represent his inter- 
ests under that title. Cleeve also procured an order of Parlia- 
ment directing Governor Winthrop and other New England 
gentlemen to investigate charges which he had made against 
Vines and Godfrey. Nor did he neglect to secure from Rigby a 
new grant of the lands which Gorges had given him at Casco. 
Thus equipped he returned to America. 

Cleeve had counted upon the cooperation of Massachusetts in 
establishing his new government, but the magistrates of the Bay 
company declined to interfere. He proposed to join the con- 
federation of New England colonies, formed by Massachusetts, 
Plymouth, Connecticut and New Haven in 1643; but the offer 
was courteously evaded.i He attempted to prosecute the investi- 
gation authorized by Parliament, but Arthur Mackworth, the 
commissioner appointed to take testimony at Casco, refused to 
act. Vines, who was now at the head of the government of 
Maine, sturdily resisted the pretensions of Cleeve. The lands 
called for by the Lygonia patent, might go to Rigby's agent, he 
said, and no doubt Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Colonel Rigby, if 
they should come together, might easily reach a satisfactory 
understanding ; but the rights of government had been expressly 
revoked by the king in his subsequent grant to Gorges and could 
by no possibility be recognized.^ 

In the summer of 1644, Rigby drew up a written constitution, 
which was approved by the committee of Parliament for planta- 
tions and transmitted to Lygonia. In 1645 he wrote impatiently 
to Cleeve, asking why he did not proceed in his government. 
The contention rose to a great height, and was continued, after 
the departure of Vines to Barbadoes, by Henry Jocelyn, his suc- 
cessor as deputy governor of Maine. At last an authoritative 
decision came from England. Colonel Rigby was himself a mem- 
ber of the committee of parliament appointed to advise and assist 
the earl of Warwick in the government of the American planta- 
tions.^ After hearing the statements of Rigby and of John 
Gorges, who appeared for his father, the committee gave judg- 

1 2 Wintlirop's Journal, 155. 2 Vines to Winthrop, 37 Mass. Hist. Coll. 348. 
3 Banks, u. s. 19. 



Inteoduction. 49 

ment on the 27tli of March, 1646, for their colleague, fixing the 
bounds of Lygonia at the Kennebunk river on the west and at 
the Sagadahoc on the east, with an extent of forty miles back into 
the country. Governor Winthrop remarked, when the news 
reached New England, that it was a "favorable interpretation" of 
the patent.^ 

The constitution prepared by Rigby resembled the common 
form of government adopted by the English colonies. The pro- 
prietor styled himself president and called his representative, 
Cleeve, deputy president instead of deputy governor. The six 
mao-istrates constituting: the council were called assistants as in 
Massachusetts and not councillors as in Maine. With them sat 
in the general assembly deputies from the towns. There were 
also judges of a court of pleas, and this court was a unique 
feature of the government; in every other colony, law cases were 
considered and determined by the governor and council, or by the 
councillors in county or circuit courts, or by the general court. 
The assistants and judges, as well as the deputy governor, were 
commissioned by the proprietor. The clerk of the general assem- 
bly, and probably of the court of pleas also, was Peyton Cooke of 
Saco, afterward of Casco. Land grants were enrolled on pay- 
ment of a fee to the clerk, at first in the records of the court of 
pleas and afterward in a book of enrollment.^ 

The province of Maine was now cut in two. The Piscataqua 
settlements, extending for thirty miles along the river bank, were 
incorporated into a town named Kittery in 1647. The town of 
Kittery, the city of Gorgeana and the plantation of Wells com- 
prised the entire province, so far as it was inhabited by civilized 
people. Jocelyn continued to act as deputy governor, but his 
home was in Lygonia. lie was no longer a resident of Maine ; 
and in 1649, with his consent and probably by his advice, a com- 
bination or political compact was drawn up and signed, as had 
been customary in New England communities where no regular 
government was established, and Edwar^d Godfrey was elected 
governor with a new board of councillors.^ 

1 2 Winthrop' 8 Journal, 320. 

2 1 York Deeds, I. 37, 41, 64, 84. The officers are mentioned in Edward Rigby's letter, 
fol. 64, and the court of pleas on fol. 84. 

» Jocelyn's signature as deputy governor appears for the last time in 1 York Deeds, I. 
14, July 3, 1649. 



50 Introduction. 

This was the year in which Charles StuaH was tried for 
treason and condemned to death as a tyrant, traitor, murderer 
and implacable public enemy. He was beheaded on the 30th of 
January. The high court by which he was tried, was composed 
of one hundred and thirty-three members, but only about seventy 
took part in the proceedings. Among those who prudently heid 
aloof was Colonel Alexander Rigby. After the king's death, 
Rigby was made one of the barons of the court of the exchequer ; 
but m August, 1650, being then about fifty-six years old, he died 
of a sudden fever. When this news came, some of the Lygonia 
people were for establishing a government by combination, like 
that which had been formed in the neighboring province. But 
while this plan was still under discussion, Massachusetts appeared 
upon the scene, claiming jurisdiction over the whole country as 
far north as Casco bay. 

The charter of 1629 sjranted to the Massachusetts company all 
lands within three miles south of Charles river or of any part 
thereof, and all lands within three miles to the northward of the 
Merrimac or of any part thereof, and in fine, " all lands and 
hereditaments whatsoever lying within the limits aforesaid, north 
and south in latitude and breadth, and in length and longitude, 
of and within all the breadth aforesaid, throughout the main 
lands there, from the Atlantic and western sea and ocean on the 
east part to the south sea on the west part." The northern and 
southern boundaries thus described were to follow the rivers, at a 
distance of three miles, to their sources, and thence to be pro- 
longed due west through the continent. But in Massachusetts 
the grant was construed to mean that the bounds were to be 
parallels of latitude drawn through points three miles beyond the 
most southerly part of the Charles and the most northerly part of 
the Merrimac. Upon this interpretation of the charter was 
founded a claim to part of Plymouth on the south, and to New 
Hampshire, Maine and most of Lygonia on the north. The I^ew 
Hampshire towns, left to themselves after the death of Mason in 
1635, submitted to the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, moved 
more by a desire for some settled form of government than by 
the argument from the charter. When Massachusetts was 
divided into counties in 1643, the six towns between the Merri- 
mac and the Piscataqua were incorporated into the county of 
Norfolk. 



Intkoduction . 5 1 

While Rigby lived, no attempt was made to prosecute the claim 
beyond the Piscataqua ; but in October, 1651, the general court 
at Boston directed formal notice to be served upon Governor 
Godfrey, requiring him to submit to the authority of Massachu- 
setts. This was a menace also to Cleeve's government, and after 
consultation with Cleeve, Godfrey called together the general 
court of Maine on the 1st of December. A petition to the Coun- 
cil of State appointed by Parliament, was adopted on the 5th of 
December, praying that the government of the province might 
be confirmed, with the privileges granted to other colonies.^ 
Cleeve undertook to present this petition in England.^ But the 
Long Parliament was now aj^proaching its dissolution, and the 
Council of State, which was its executive committee, had the 
Dutch war on hand in the spring of 1652 and was trying besides 
to disband the army which, with Cromwell at its head, was about 
to usurp the supreme authority. Cleeve tai-ried in England for 
more than a year, but he accomplished nothing to the purpose of 
his mission. Edward Rigby, the new proprietor of Lygonia, in 
July, 1652, notified all the officers of the province that their com- 
missions had been vacated by his father's death.^ In February, 
1653, he made a new grant of lands at Casco to Cleeve. Cleeve 
was to have organized a new government on his return, but 
before that time half of his province had submitted to Massachu- 
setts. 

In the summer of 1652 surveyors appointed by the general 
court of Massachusetts found the northernmost head of the 
Merrimac at the outlet of Lake VVinnipiseogee, in latitude 43° 
40.'2, and the Massachusetts line, three miles beyond, was deter- 
mined to be 43° 43/2 north of the equator. In October the 
general court appointed commissioners to settle a government 
beyond the Piscataqua without further delay. All " captains and 
other oflicers, civil and military," within the county of Norfolk, 
were ordered to aid the commissioners if required.* On Saturday, 
Nov. 20, tlie inhabitants of Kittery formally acknowledged the 
jurisdiction of Massachusetts. On Monday, the 22d, the com- 
missioners were at Gorgeana. Godfrey protested, but most of his 
neighbors were for yielding and he finally surrendered with the 
rest. " Whatever my body was enforced unto," he said after- 

1 1 York Deeds, I. 23. 2 Baxter's George Cleeve, 157. s 1 York Deeds, I. 64. 
* 1 Williamson's Maine, 343. 



52 Introduction. 

ward, " HeaA^en knows my soul did not consent unto." ^ The 
commissioners then ordained that the whole territory beyond the 
Piscataqua to the Massachusetts line should be a county, to be 
called Yorkshire ; that Kittery should remain a town ; and that 
Agamenticus (for they would not recognize the name or the 
previous incorporation of Gorgeana) should be a town and be 
known by the name of York. All the inhabitants, whether 
church members or not, were to become freemen of Massachu- 
setts on taking the customary oath of freemen, and the towns 
were to be entitled to send deputies to the general court at 
Boston. A county court was to be held yearly in the town of 
York, and three resident associates were to be chosen to assist 
such magistrates or commissioners as should be appointed to 
preside.^ Edward Godfrey, Nicholas Shapleigh and Edward 
Rishworth were the first associates, and Rishworth, who had been 
recorder of the province of Maine now became recorder of York 
county. Land titles derived from former governments, or from 
the Indians, were to be confirmed, and the recorder v/as ordered 
to collect and keep all the remaining records of the earlier 
administrations.* 

Occasion was found nevertheless to defeat the title of Godfrey 
to the greater part of his lands at York.^ Two weeks before the 
arrival of the commissioners, he had sent Richard Leader, one of 
his councillors, to London with a remonstrance against the claim 
of Massachusetts.^ This, he thought, was not so capital a crime 
as to deprive him of his estate ; ^ but after three years spent in 
vain endeavors to recover his property, he departed to England 
in 1655, being then seventy-one years old, hoping to find redress 
there. This expectation was disappointed. Broken in fortune 
and disabled by the infirmities of age, he was cast, when nearly 
eiglity, into Ludgate prison for debt, and there ended his days. 

George Cleeve remained in England long enough to witness 
the dismissal of the Long Parliament by Cromwell in April, 1653, 

1 New England's Vindication (edited by C. E. Banks and published by the Gorges 
Society), 43 n. Dr. Banks has shown that this curious tract was not only inspired but 
probably written by Edward Godfrey, and has published therewith, besides an instructive 
commentary, a collection of documents illustrating Godfrey's later life. The quotation ia 
from one of these documents. 

2 1 York Deeds, 1. 26, 27. See also the correspondence and proclamations, f ol. 20-23. 

' 1 Williamson's Maine, 357. * See his petition, 1 Maine Hist. Coll. 390. 

6 1 Colonial Papers, 392. 

6 1 Colonial Papers, 35. The catalogue of patents here described is printed as an 
appendix to Poor's Vindication of Gorges, 125, where will be found the expression in the 
text. Banks (New England's Vindication, 14 n.) identifies this anonymous catalogue as 
Godfrey's. 



Inteoduction. 53 

but returned before the lord general had assumed the title of lord 
protector. He landed at Boston about the 1st of September, and 
there learned that in July Wells, Cape Porpoise and Saco had 
been incorporated as Massachusetts towns. He remonstrated, 
but in October surveyors were sent to Casco bay, to determine 
the point upon the coast where the line of 43° 43/2 north latitude 
would pass. The surveyors found that the line would run over 
the northern extremity of upper Clapboard island, and was 
marked on the main land by a noticeable gray rock, cleft in the 
middle.^ The rock is still tliere. It became afterward the 
northern boundary on the seashore of the town of Falmouth. 

When these proceedings were reported to Edward Rigby, he 
filed a petition in Aj^ril, 1654, asking for the confirmation of his 
province in New England, which had been granted, he said, " by 
patent from the king to his father." ^ This was a misapprehen- 
sion which was not likely to strengtlien the case with the pro- 
tector. Cromwell was then busy settling the peace of England 
and providing for the election of a new Parliament. The petition 
was marked, " Proper for the Committee for Plantations," and 
laid aside. In February, 1655, there was a rumor that a general 
governor was to be appointed for New England, and that Baron 
Rigby's son was to be the man, but nothing came of it.^ Finally 
in January, 1656, the petition was referred to the committee for 
plantations, and as there now appeared to be some prospect that 
it might be seriously considered, Edward Rishworth was employed 
in August to circulate a petition in the five Yorkshire towns, 
praying that they might remain under the government of Massa- 
chusetts. He obtained seventy-one signatures. In his letter 
transmitting the petition to Governor Endicott, he expressed a 
hope that he had been able to draw together the counsels of the 
best part, if not the greatest part, of the inhabitants." * But the 
petitioners, though few, Avere enough ; the document was fatal to 
Rigby's hopes. 

In May, 1657, some of the principal people of the plantations 
beyond Saco were invited to attend the next county court at York, 
for the purpose of settling the government to the furthest extent 
of the Massachusetts charter. As they did not come, a warrant was 

1 WilUs's Portland, 85. 2 1 Colonial Papers, 415. s 30 Mass. Hist. Coll. 290. 
*1 Maine Hist. Coll. 396. 



54 Introduction. 

issued requiring them to appear before the general court at Bos- 
ton in October. As they were still recalcitrant, Henry Jocelyn of 
Black Point and Robert Jordan of Spurwink were arrested and 
gave bonds to appear as ordered, and John Bonython of Saco, 
who had not yet submitted and could not be found, was pro- 
claimed an outlaw.^ These energetic measures convinced the 
objectors that further resistance was useless. In July, 1658, 
Massachusetts commissioners proceeded to Spurwink, and there, 
with the consent of Jordan, Jocelyn and Cleeve, organized two 
new towns. Blue Point and Black Point were incorporated 
under the name of Scarborough, and Spurwink and Casco under 
the name of Falmouth. It was agreed that this settlement should 
stand until other orders were received from England. Bonython 
made a full acknowledgment of his fault at the same time, and 
his sentence of outlawry was revoked.^ 

The towns were ordered to procure the book of laws of Mas- 
sachusetts, first compiled and printed in 1648 and revised in 
1658. One of the statutes in this book, enacted in 1652, provivied 
that no sale or alienation of houses and lands should be good in 
law, unless done by deed, in writing, acknowledged before a 
magistrate and recorded. An earlier law directed the clerk of 
every shire court to enter all grants, sales, bargains and mortgages 
of lands in his record.^ The clerks were required to report these 
conveyances to the secretary of the general court until 1650, when 
the practice was discontinued.^ Thus was established in each 
county, where all the inhabitants might conveniently examine it, 
a permanent public record of the division and ownership of all 
the lands within the county limits. An attempt was made not 
long afterward to introduce this system in England; but the 
great landholders felt that the disposition which they might 
choose to make of their property, by mortgage or otherwise, was 
and ought to be a purely private matter, and the publication of 
these delicate transactions was defeated by the ingenuity of con- 
veyancers. The effort to procure a complete record of land 
titles in England has repeatedly been renewed but has always 
failed. 

1 Sullivan's Maine, 369. 2 1 York Deeds, I. 65, 66, 78, 79. 

8 Charters suk] Laws of Massachusetts Bay. Colony Laws, c. 28. 

* 1 Suffolk Deeds. Introduction, 14. 



Introduction. 55 

Among the Massachusetts laws was one which struck off at a 

blow all feudal burdens from the lands within the jurisdiction of 

the general court. It was enacted in 1641 and ran thus: 

It is ordered and by this court declared, that all our lands and heritages 
shall be free from all fines and licenses upon alienations, and from 
all heriots, wardships, liveries, primerseizins, year, day and wasta, 
escheats and forfeitures upon the death of pareuts or ancestors, natural, 
unnatural, casual or judicial, and that for ever.i 

These barbarous terms belong to a system which has never 
taken root in America. " No man," says Littleton, " can have an 
ampler estate than fee simj)le," but in England, in the 17th 
century, estates in fee simple were held on conditions which are 
now almost inconceivable. The freeholder might not sell or 
alienate his land without the consent of the lord, which was pro- 
cured by payment of a sum of money called a fine. His heir 
could not succeed to the estate, until a tribute called heriot had 
been paid to the lord. If the heir were under age, the lord was 
entitled, if the land was held by knight's service, to take charge 
of his person and property during his minority, and then the heir 
must make suit, with additional cost, for livery of possession. 
The lord not only received the profits of the lands during the 
ward's minority, but might arrange a marriage suitable in point 
of rank, receiving for this service a satn proportional to the value 
of the estate, or double if the marriage proposed by him should 
be rejected by the ward. The earl of Warwick, at about the 
time when this Massachusetts law was passed, received £10,000 
for his consent to the marriage of a rich heiress.^ When the 
king's tenant by knight's service diecl, the king was entitled to 
receive of the heir a year's profits of the laud, and this right was 
called primerseizin. The king might also take the profits of a 
felon's estate for a year and a day and afterward lay waste the 
lands, which then returned to the mesne lord. A traitor, or 
felon, forfeited his estate. He was attainted ; the taint infected 
his children, who could not inherit, and so the land reverted 
to the lord of the fee by escheat, which means accident, because 
no lawful heir could be found. From all these obligations and 
penalties, the lands of Massachusetts were declared free, and that 
for ever. 

1 Colony Laws of Massachusetts Bay, c. 62. 

2 3 Kent's Commentaries on American Law, 508 n. 



56 Introduction. 

The feudal rents and services were not originally burdensome. 
They were taxes for the government and defence of the realm. 
In the middle ages money was not commonly used, except by 
merchants, and they were few. The chief occupations were agri- 
culture and warfare. The king was supported by the produce of 
his lands, provided in proportion to their holdings by his yeomen 
tenants. His judges belonged to his household. The lords 
were maintained in the same way upon their estates and admin- 
istered justice in their courts baron. In war the king called 
upon his baronage and they upon their military tenants, and thus 
an army was raised. The common tenures were by the plough 
and by the sword — in socage and by knight's service. 

But imperceptibly, in the process of time, the social organiza- 
tion changed. The commutation of knight's service for money 
began in the 12th century. The assessment of taxes, based on a 
valuation, followed in the 13th; but the great council, which 
became the Parliament, always claimed the right to consider 
whether the welfare of the realm required these subsidies. Labor 
rents were commonly commuted for money payments early in 
the 14th century.^ The small bombards, "which with fire threw 
little iron balls to frighten the horses" of the French at Cressy 
in 1846, marked a new epoch in warfare. The standing armies 
which replaced the feudal militia, acquired a discipline unknown 
to the press of knights. War ceased to be the occupation of a 
military aristocracy and became the profession of trained soldiers. 
At the close of the 15th century came the great news of the dis- 
covery of a new continent. In another hundred years the spoils 
of Mexico and Peru had flooded the channels of trade. The age 
of commerce had begun. 

A government which maintained fleets and armies, could not 
be sustained by the simple expedients of an earlier time. More 
and more the kings of England found themselves dependent upon 
the bounty of the Parliament, and constantly they strove to free 
themselves in some degree from this irksome restraint. The 
benefits of the feudal system ceased. The hardships were aug- 
mented by the devices of the crown lawyers, searching every- 
where for revenue. The greater part of the lands were held of 
the king, in capite, and the condition of his tenants, especially of 

1 Kogers's Work and Wages, 44. 



Inttroduction. 57 

those who held by knight's service, became intolerable. King 
James I, at the beginning of his reign, found his Parliament 
petitioning for relief from wardship and afterward suggesting 
that escuage should no longer be paid. The Parliament of 1610, 
after long negotiation, offered the king £100,000 annually, on con- 
dition that all tenures by knight's service should be turned into 
free and common socage ; but James was heavily in debt and 
demanded an impossible sum, whereupon the matter was dropped. 

The socage tenure was preferred because the grievous burdens 
of escuage, primerseizin, wardshij) and marriage had never been 
laid upon tenants who held by the plough. All the American 
grants by King James and by his successor were to be held by this 
favorite tenure — " as of the royal manor of East Greenwich in 
the county of Kent, by fealty only, in free and common socage 
and not in capite nor by knight's service," on j^ayment of nominal 
rents. A fifth of the profits of any gold or silver mines which 
might be discovered, was always reserved. Besides this contin- 
gent liability, the New England council was to j^ay five per cent 
duties on imports into England or other dominions of the crown, 
or exports therefrom, and no other taxes. Gorges, as has been 
said, was to pay yearly one quarter of wheat for the province of 
Maine. The Massachusetts company was chartered as a commer- 
cial corporation and was expected to pay ordinary customs and 
taxes. 

Although the New England council enjoyed the most favorable 
tenure then known to the English law, their tenants were not so 
13rivileged. The charter authorized the council to admit such 
persons as they might think fit, to take and possess lands in New 
England under such conditions, reservations and requirements as 
should be deemed proper. In their grant to Oldham and Vines, 
at Saco, the council reserved a fifth of the gold or silver which 
might be found, in addition to the king's fifth, and required an 
annual rent of a shilling for each hundred acres in use. All the 
grants by Gorges were subject to an annual rent charge, ranging 
from two shillings per hundred acres for the extensive tract con- 
veyed to Cleeve and Tucker at Casco, to five shillings for a sin- 
gle hundred acres. Rigby's grants were encumbered in the same 
way. Reckoning at a farthing an acre, in some cases, he made a 
penny on each hundred acres, fixing the rent at twenty-five pence 
instead of two shillings. Once, when a mill privilege was sold 



58 Introduction. 

witli the right to cut timber, he required an annual account and 
payment at the rate of a penny for each tree felled for the mill. 
These were all money rents, except in one instance where Gorges 
agreed to take one hundred dried codfish annually. Personal 
service could not be exacted by landlords three thousand miles 
away ; but the usual rent of the lands which Cleeve sold to his 
neighbors at Casco on his own account, was two shillings for each 
hundred acres and two days work every year, whenever called for 
upon reasonable warning.^ Some of these conveyances that 
have been described, were long leases, for a thousand or two thou- 
sand years, but most of them were deeds in fee simple. The quit 
rents, in feudal times, were legitimate payments for protection 
in the use and enjoyment of the lands granted ; but these settlers 
protected themselves and in a large measure governed themselves. 
In Massachusetts the taxes levied by the general court were the 
only public charges upon the lands. ^ 

There were Englishmen, of course, who thought the British con- 
stitution was imperilled by the movement to abolish the ancient 
tenure by knight's service, though no such service was any longer 
performed and nothing remained of it but an excuse for raising 
money without the consent of Parliament. A great peer who lay 
dying in 1610, sent witli his last breath a solemn message to King 
James, warning him not to part with any portion of his preroga- 
tive, especially the wardships and other great royalties which his 
predecessors had, for if he should lose these he would hardly be 
able to govern.^ The New England council, though endowed with 
a grant in free socage, talked in 1622 of asking for a new charter 
to be held of the crown by the sword.^ The council's grant to 
Robert Gorges in the same year w^as to be held per gladium com- 
itatus, by finding four armed men to attend the governor of New 
England ; and the grant to John Mason in 1635 was to be held 
by the like service.^ There was evidently a plan to transplant 
the decadent system of military tenures to America ; but it was 
interrupted by the civil war and the protectorate, and in 1660, 

1 See the conveyances in this volume, indexed under the names of the New England 
Council, G-orges, Rigby and Cleeve, grantors. 

2 As late as 1767 Prince Edward island was granted to a company of English proprietors, 
and held by them until 1873, when the provitice joined the Canadian Confederation. The 
act of union provided for the purchase of the lands by commissioners, who were to sell 
them to the tenants. After more than a hundred years of wrangling and discontent, the 
American land system was substituted for the English system. 

s 1 Spedding's Life of Bacon (Boston, 1878), 627. 

4 1 Colonial Papers, 32. e 2 York Deeds, 16. 



Inteoduction . 5 9 

when Charles II was restored to the throne, the Parliament which 
had recalled him abolished all tenures of the king in capite, with 
their incidents of wardships, primerseizins, values and forfeitures 
of marriage and the like, and provided that all sorts of tenures by- 
knight's service, whether held of the king or others, should be 
turned into free and common socage. " This statute," says Black- 
stone,^ " was a greater acquisition to the civil j^roperty of the 
kingdom than even magna carta itself ; since that only pruned 
the luxuriances that had grown out of the military tenures and 
thereby preserved them in vigor ; but the statute of King Charles 
extirpated the wliole and demolished both root and branches." 

Before the restoration, but when that event was plainly impend- 
ing, the son of John Gorges, Ferdinando, printed in London a 
small volume called " America Painted to tiie Life," containing 
his grandfather's " Brief Narration of the Original Undertakings 
for the Advancement of Plantations in America," with selections 
from various French and Spanish writers and material gathered 
from the relations and discourses of Robert Gorges, Edward God- 
frey and others. In 1660, Henry Gardiner, whose father had 
been a member of the Laconia company, published a tract, prob- 
ably written by Godfrey, entitled " New England's Vindication."^ 
These publications were intended to support the petitions of 
Gorges for the recovery of Maine, of Robert M;ison, the grandson 
of John Mason, for the recovery of New Flampshire, and of Gar- 
diner, Godfrey and others for the possessions which they claimed 
within these provinces. Gorges laid his. petition before the king- 
in April, 1661. In May a committee of the i)rivy council was 
appointed to settle the affairs of New England, and a few days 
afterward Gorges authorized Francis Champernon and Nicholas 
Shapleigh to reorganize the government of Maine. At Wells, 
on the 27th of December, Champernon and Shaj^leigh associated 
with themselves as commissioners Henry Jocelyn and Robert 
Jordan, and Francis Neale was appointed secretary. Public 
notice was given that the commissioners had taken into their own 
hands the rentals and properties of Gorges. In January, 1662, a 
warrant was issued summoning the towns to send deputies to 
meet at Wells on the 25th of May and act as trustees for Gorges. 
The inhabitants of the province were instructed to present the 

1 2 Commentaries on the Laws of England, 77. 

' Printed by ttie Gorges Society. See p. 52, n. 1, supra. 



60 Introduction. 

title deeds to their lands at tlie same time and place, and in 
March the marshal of the province was directed to seize all roll 
books, records and pnblic writings needed for the administration 
of justice, and deliver them to Champernon. Demand was to 
be made of Rishwort h, Godfrey, Cleeve and others named, who 
were to make oath that they had surrendered all the public docu- 
ments in their possession.^ Rishworth turned over his records 
to the officer, who made return in May that he had secured all the 
writings he could hear of, that were called for by the warrant. But 
on the 27th of May commissioners from Massachusetts appeared 
at Wells, and it was finally agreed that a county court should be 
held at York on the first Tuesday in July, by Messrs. Jocelyn and 
Shnpleigh of Maine and Captains Waldron and Pike of Massa- 
chusetts, and that in the interim the records should be restored to 
Rishworth.^ 

No deputies from Maine attended the general court at Boston 
in 1662. Rishworth was one of the trustees chosen to attend the 
assembly at Wells ; but afterward, being appointed an associate, 
took the oath as an officer of Massachusetts.^ Jocelyn and 
Abraham Preble refused the oath, and their contumacy was 
temporarily overlooked. But in 1663 a warrant from Boston 
ordered the people of Yorkshire to proceed with their elections 
as usual. The county court was held at York in July. The town 
of Scarborough was presented for neglect to choose officers as 
directed. A dozen men — among them Jocelyn, Champernon, 
Shaj)leigh and Neale — were arraigned and censured or fined for 
renouncing the authority of Massachusetts. Jordan was sent to 
Boston and lodged in jail.^ The Gorges government was para- 
lyzed by these strong measures. The jurisdiction of Massachu- 
setts was reestablished as far north as Casco bay. 

Colonel Thomas Temple was now governor and proprietor of 
the country east of the Kennebec, except the Pemaquid patent, 
not only to the St. Croix but beyond to the gulf of St. Lawrence. 
Cromwell had seized upon Acadia in 1654, on the plea that the 
province was ceded to the French by Charles I for no public con- 
sideration. As the king's treaty was annulled by the protector, 

1 Godfrey says G-orges's grandees plundered his house and possessed themselves of most 
of his papers. 9 Maine Hist. Coll. 359. He was then in England. 

2 2 Colonial Papers, 64, 88, 200, 220, 255, 302. 

3 Baxter's George Cleeve, 198 n. * Willis's Portland, 155. 



Intkoduction. 61 

so the patent of the New England council was disregarded. The 
county of Canada, granted to the earl of Stirling, in 1635, was 
incorporated with Acadia, and Temple was made governor of the 
whole territory. He was reappointed by Charles II in 1662; but 
in 1663 the earl of Clarendon bought for his son in-law, the 
king's brother, James Stuart, duke of York and Albany, the 
claim of Henry, earl of Stirling, grandson of the first earl, to 
Long island and to the county of Canada; and in March, 1664, 
the purchase was confirmed by a royal charter which also granted 
to the duke the region between the Connecticut river and Dela- 
ware bay, then occupied by the Dutch. The country between 
the St. Croix and the Kennebec, except Pemaquid, thus became 
the property of the duke of York. Acadia was restored to Prance 
by the treaty of Breda in 1667. 

Four armed ships were sent in 1664, to take possession of the 
duke's country about the Hudson river, and with them came four 
commissioners nominated by the duke and appointed by the king 
— Colonel Richard Xicolls wlio was to be governor of the new 
j^rovince, Sir Robert Carr, Colonel George Cartwright and Mr. 
Samuel Maverick who had formerly lived on Noddle's island in 
Massachusetts bay, but had been driven out by the magistrates 
because he adhered to the church of England. Mr. Maverick had 
also been interested with Godfrey and others in the Agamen- 
ticus patent. The first duty of the commissioners was to reduce 
the Dutch settlements on the Hudson, and that was promptly 
done. In August, New Amsterdam became New York and that 
name Avas extended to the province; Fort Orange soon after- 
ward became Albany. The commissioners were also directed to 
visit all the New England colonies, to settle questions relating to 
boundaries and to examine and determine all com2:)laints and 
a])peals according to their discretion. They were privately 
instructed to i)ersuade the colonies to apply for new charters, so 
as to give the king an opportunity to secure for himself the nomi- 
nation or at least the confirmation of the governors and the 
appointment of the commanders of the militia.^ 

It was the king's not unreasonable purpose to establish the 
authority of English law over these remote and neglected com- 
munities. Mason and Gorges were also invited to surrender their 

1 2 Colonial Papers, 708, 711, 713. 



62 Introduction. 

charters to the king, but the negotiations had not been concluded. 
In June, 1664, after the commissioners had sailed, Sir Geoffrey- 
Palmer, the attorney-general, reported that the claim set up by- 
Gorges in bis petition was valid. The king, three days afterward, 
addressed a letter to the inhabitants of Maine, requiring them to 
recognize the proprietary rights of Gorges. A copy of this 
letter was also addressed to the magistrates of Massachusetts. 
Armed with these letters, John Archdale, the proprietor's brother- 
in-law, arrived in Maine and reorganized a temporary govern- 
ment. In November a letter signed by Archdale, Jocelyn, Rish- 
worth and others was received in Boston, requiring the surrender 
of the province of Maine according to the terms of the king's 
letter. Getting no satisfactory answer to this summons, Arch- 
dale appeared in person and made a formal demand of the 
magistrates. When they would not yield but made answer that 
the king had been misinformed, he took an appeal to the royal 
commissioners.^ 

Colonel Mcolls was obliged to return from Boston to New 
York, but in June, 1665, the other three commissioners proceeded 
to New Hampshire, thence to Maine, and finally to the duke's 
country east of the Sagadahoc. At Portsmouth v.hey released 
the people of New Hampshire from the government of Massa- 
chusetts and appointed justices of the peace and other officers to 
rule in the king's name until his pleasure should be further 
known.^ At York, June 23, they appointed eleven justices of 
the peace to order all the affairs of the province in the king's 
name, and forbade the commissioners of Mr. Gorges or the cor- 
poration of Massachusetts to exercise any further jurisdiction 
there without express authority from England. The justices were 
Francis Champernon and Robert Cutt of Kittery, John Wincoll 
of Newichawannock, Edward Johnson and Edward Rishworth of 
York, Samuel Wheelwright of Wells, Francis Hooke and Will- 
iam Phillips of Saco, Henry Jocelyn of Black Point, Robert 
Jordan of Richmond's island and George Munjoy of Casco. At 
Sheepscot Neck, which they named New Dartmouth, the com- 
missioners appointed three justices, Nicholas Raynal of Sagada- 
hoc, Thomas Gardiner of Pemaquid and William Dyer of New 
Dartmouth, with whom three Maine justices, Jocelyn, Jordan 

1 2 Colonial Papers, 706, 748, 750, 751, 868, 921. 

2 1 Belknap's New Hampshire, 107. 



Introduction. 63 

and Munjoy were to sit. Walter Phillips of Damariscotta was 
appointed recorder, and opened a record of grants and other 
conveyances of land. This record was continued for a number 
of years until Phillips, fleeing from the Indians, took the book 
with him to Massachusetts. It is now lost and was probably 
burned with the Boston court house in 1748.^ In Maine the 
commissioners pronounced all Indian deeds and grants from 
Rigby void and commanded the inhabitants within a twelve- 
month to produce the titles to their lands.^ 

Massachusetts protested against all these proceedings, but in 
1666 came a sharp letter from the king. It was very evident, he 
said, that those who governed Massachusetts believed that his 
majesty had no jurisdiction over them and no appeals could be 
taken to him from their judgments. This, he continued, would 
be a matter of so high consequence that every man miglit discern 
where it must end, and strictly commanded that the government 
of Maine should continue as the commissioners had left it.^ 
This injunction was heeded for two years; but in 1667 the Dutch 
war ended with the inglorious peace of Breda; the city of Lon- 
don, already devastated by the plague, had been laid in ashes by 
the great fire ; the earl of Clarendon was first deprived of the 
great seal, then impeached, and finally banished; and in these dis- 
tractions the magistrates of Massachusetts recognized their 
opportunity. In July, 1668, commissioners from Massachusetts 
arrived in York with a military escort. The justices yielded to 
the show of force. The county court of Yorkshire was reestab- 
lished and associates and other officers were elected. Rishworth 
was elected recorder as usual, but the commissioners rejected him 
and appointed Peter Weare to serve in his place. The next year 
Risliworth was chosen a deputy to the general court of Massa- 
chusetts, and was admitted to his seat in 1670, upon the presenta- 
tion of a written apology. " Being persuaded," he said, " that by 
his majesty's letter I was discharged from my oath taken to this 
autliority, I did accept of a commission before apjilication to the 
same, wherein I do acknowledge I did act very imprudently, and 
hope through God's assistance I shall not do the like again but for 
time to come shall endeavor to walk more circumspectly in cases 
so momentous." * 

1 1 Williamson's Maine, 424 n. 2 2 Colonial Papers, 1010. s 2 Colonial Papers, 1171. 

T>* The apology is preserved in the Massachusetts archives and has been printed by C. E. 
Banks, 2 Maine Hist, and Gen. Recorder, 112. 



64 Introduction. 

As no serious consequences followed their violation of the 
king's command, the Massachusetts people began to meditate an 
extension of their line across the Sagadahoc. Early in 1672 
George Munjoy of Falmouth was employed to locate the boun- 
dary eastward and found that a line due east from upper Clap- 
board island would include a part of Pemaquid. " If the honor- 
able court were pleased to go twenty minutes more northerly in 
Merriraac river," he reported, " it would take in all the inhabi- 
tants and places east along, and they seem to desire it."i Peti- 
tions from Sheepscot, Pemaquid, Monhegan, Damariscove, Capne- 
wagen and Kennebec confirmed this statement. What was more 
to the purpose, the war with Holland broke out again in 1672 and 
in 1673 New York was taken by a Dutch fleet. So in July, 1674, 
commissioners came to Pemaquid to organize the Massachusetts 
county of Devonshire, including all the plantations named except 
Sheepscot, which was north of Munjoy's line. 

This intrusion upon the territory of the duke of York did not 
long continue. Peace had already been concluded with the 
Dutch, and by the terms of the treaty the province of New York 
was to be restored to England. To prevent any question which 
might arise from the interruption of his title, a new charter, a 
duplicate of the first, was granted to the duke in June, and in 
October, 1674, Major Andros, afterward Sir Edmund Andros, 
arrived at New York and received possession of the j^rovince. 
The first Indian war began the next year, and in 1676 the settle- 
ments in the duke's country east of the Sagadahoc were aban- 
doned. In the summer of 1677 Governor Andros sent Captain 
Anthony Brockholst from New York to build a fort at Pemaquid. 
This work was called Fort Charles and Pemaquid was named 
Jamestown. It was assumed by Andros, as by the royal commis- 
sioners in 1665, that the Pemaquid patent, though it did not 
belong to the Duke of York, was within his jurisdiction, and this 
distinction appears to have been forgotten by Governor Dongan, 
who followed Andros. Henry Jocelyn, who had been driven 
from his home at Black Point by the Indians, was invited by 
Andros to accept a commission as justice of the quorum at James- 
town in 1677, and resided there during the remaining five or six 
years of his life.^ Jamestown was made the sole port in that 

1 Jolinston's Pemaquid, 109. 

* 5 Maine Hist. Coll. 259. Compare Pemaquid Papers, 18, 44, 68, in the same volume. 



Introduction. 65 

region for trade with the Indians, and no trade was to be allowed 
there save to and from the port of New York. A Boston ketch, 
the Gift, belonging to John Alden, was found trading with the 
Indians in St. George river in 1678, and thereupon seized, but was 
afterward released on the representation of the owner that he had 
no knowledge of the order.^ 

Devonshire was thus blotted out, and Yorkshire also had tem- 
porarily disappeared from the map of New England. In 1674, 
when Massachusetts reached out to grasp the settlements beyond 
the Sagadahoc, Mason and Gorges proposed to surrender their 
claims to the king for such adequate compensation as might be 
agreed upon.^ In 1675 the committee for plantations referred 
these claims to the law officers of the crown, who reported that 
Gorges hud a good title to the province of Maine and Mason had 
a good and legal title to the lands called New Hampshire. The 
committee, nevertheless, thouglit it not proper that the business 
should be determined ex parte^ and in 1676 Mason's kinsman, 
Edward Randolph, was sent to Boston with a letter from the 
king requiring tlie Massachusetts company to appoint agents to 
appear before the privy council and answer the complaints of 
Gorges and Mason. Kandolph was also charged to ascertain 
whether it was true, as represented by English mercliants, that 
the navigation laws were commonly disregarded in New England. 
These laws forbade any commerce of the colonies save in English 
ships and at English ports. Randolph reported that ships arrived 
at Boston, while he was there, from Spain, France, the Straits, 
the Canaries and other foreign parts. 

On the 5th of April, 1677, the Massachusetts agents appeared 
at a hearing before the committee for plantations. The cliief jus- 
tices of tlie king's bench and common pleas had been requested 
to sit with the committee, and tlieii- opinion, after listening to the 
arguments on both sides, was, that the claims to the lands could 
not properly be determined in the absence of the terre-tenants and 
should be referred to the courts of New England for adjustment ; 
that the New England council could transfer or assign no powers 
of government, and consequently Mason had no jurisdiction ; that 
Gorges had lawful jurisdiction over the j)rovince of Maine by 
royal authority ; and that Massachusetts had lawful jurisdiction 

1 Pemaquid Papers, 29, 33. 

2 Jenness, New Hampshire Documents, 60. 



QQ Introduction. 

within the bounds established by the charter, extending three 
miles beyond the river Merriniac and no farther.^ This report 
was read to the privy council on the 18tb of July and a final 
hearing was granted to the parties two days later, but no mate- 
rial objections were offered and the opinion of the judges was 
approved and confirmed by the king in council. The agents of 
Massachusetts, anticipating this result, had bought the Gorges 
charter two months before, for £1250.^ This fact was made 
known in March, 1678, by Mason, who said he had been approached 
with a similar proposition. 

Massachusetts was now lord of Maine by a legitimate though 
hazardous title. The king had intended to buy the province for 
his ill-fated son, the duke of Monmouth, and in 1679 made a 
formal demand for an assignment of the title -deeds on repayment 
of the purchase money, saying that he had heard of a severe 
hand laid upon his subjects there.^ This imputation was denied 
but nothing was said of a reconveyance of the province. In 
1680 a provincial government was organized under the Gorges 
charter. A president and council were appointed by the new 
proprietor, the Massachusetts company, and deputies from the 
towns were to meet with these magistrates in a general assembly. 
It was provided that the holders of grants from Gorges or his 
heirs, should perform their covenants to Massachusetts, but all 
demands for time past were to be cancelled. The president was 
to confirm the possessions of other land-holders, from whom a 
yearly acknowledgment, not exceeding three shillings, was 
required. No other taxes were to be levied, unless a greater rev- 
enue should be needed for the public defence.^ So Massachu- 
setts, as the successor of Gorges, substituted fixed rents for an 
equitable assessment of the cost of maintaining the government. 

The same practice was established in the eastern territory of 
the duke of York. When Governor Dongan succeeded Andros 
in 1683, he obtained permission to divide New York into coun- 
ties and to summon, for the first time, a general assembly of rep- 

1 The report is printed in 1 Belknap's New Hampshire, appendix 15. 

' The deed from Gorges is printed in 2 Maine Hist. Coll. 257. The purchase had been 
long in contemplation. See Daniel Gookin's letter to G-orges, June 25, 1663, 2 Colonial 
Papers, 502. 

3 1 Hutchinson's Massachusetts, 294. The king had received a petition from 117 inhab- 
itants of Maine, complaining that a tax of £3000 had been ordered to defray the charges 
of the late Indian war, and praying to be allowed to have a government of their own. See 
1 Maine Hist, Coll. 40O. 

4 1 Williamson's Maine, 567. 



Inteoduction. 67 

reseutatives of the people. The eastern district then became the 
county of Cornwall, and Giles Godard of New Dartmouth was 
elected deputy. The quit rents had been fixed at a shilling for 
a hundred acres, and Godard was appointed surveyor in 1684 
to lay out tracts not exceeding a hundred acres for each per- 
son.^ As some confusion afterward arose concerning titles and 
the rents remained unpaid, Captain John Palmer was sent from 
New York in 1686 to arrange these matters. John West, of New 
York city, was appointed to keep a record of Palmer's grants, and 
Captain Nicholas Manning was commissioned to collect customs 
and excise duties in the county. Palmer was a capable and ener- 
getic but unscrupulous officer. During his administration the quit 
rents were raised to five shillings for a hundred acres ; the fees 
for making and recording patents amounted to fifty shillings ; 
some of the earliest settlers were ousted for refusing or neglect- 
ing to take out new patents, and their improvements were given 
to more compliant tenants. It was said that the exorbitant rents 
were a mere pretext to cover extortion for private gain ;"^ but it 
is more consistent with Palmer's subsequent career to suppose 
that he was simply ambitious to prove his efficiency by securing 
a surplus revenue for his master, and indifferent to the means by 
wbich that result might be accomplished. 

The fate of Cornwall soon overtook all the New England 
colonies. The blow so long impending over Massachusetts fell in 
1684; the charter of 1629 was annulled by a decree in chancery. 
The wonder is, that it stood so long. The company of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, like the Hudson's Bay company, was chartered as a 
commercial cor^^oration. The governor and assistants would now 
be called a j^resident and board of directors; the general court 
was a meeting of stockholders; the records were opened in a 
London counting house. The plan of operations contemplated 
the occupation of a large tract of land in America for trade, 
fishing and other industries, and the company was authorized to 
make laws and ordinances not contrary to the laws of England, 
for the government of the plantation, and to use fines, imprison- 
ment, or other lawful corrections, according to the course of other 
corporations in England. This trading company, without further 

1 Peraaquid Papers, 80, 106. 

2 " A sham upon the people." Edward Randolph's letter to Povey, June 21, 1688, 
printed in the Hutchinson Collection. 



68 Introduction. 

authority, had assumed to incorporate towns and counties ; had 
set up a representative government; had styled itself a common- 
wealth. These acts, though not warranted by the charter, for no 
corporation can create a corporation, might have been overlooked 
as necessary consequences of the great migration. But the com- 
pany, though forbidden to make ordinances contrary to the laws 
of England, had adopted a code drawn from the Hebrew Script- 
ures and had persistently refused to allow their judgments to be 
reviewed by the English courts. English subjects dwelling in 
Massachusetts were to have, under the charter, all the liberties 
and immunities to which they would have been entitled in any 
of the British dominions; but they were banished, whipped, 
mutilated, or hanged, for offences unknown to English law, and 
that without appeal. Communicants of the church of England 
were disfranchised and forbidden to practice the established 
forms of worship. As for the navigation laws. Governor Leverett 
plainly declared that he did not regard the acts of Parliament in 
this respect, or any other, as binding upon the colony. ^ This, 
as the king had said on another occasion, was a matter of so high 
consequence that every man might discern where it must end. 
There was a division of opinion in Massachusetts at last. The 
men of affairs began to see that the pretensions of the colonial 
government must be abated or their liberties would be lost. But 
the clerical party stubbornly refused to yield. It was not true, 
they said, that the charter was legally forfeited. Disregard of 
corrupt and unrighteous laws did not work what could properly 
be interpreted as legal forfeiture, and it was not to be believed 
that they had forfeited their charter according to the laws of 
righteousness and equity.^ Robert Humphreys, a London bar- 
rister who was employed to appear for the colony, was of a 
different opinion. "The breaches," he wrote, "were as obvious 
as unanswerable." This was also the opinion of the court. 
" Under no circumstance," says a Massachusetts writer,^ " could 
the theocracy have endured : it must have fallen by revolt from 
within if not by attack from without. That Charles II did in 
fact cause its overthrow, gives him a claim to our common grati- 

1 3 Palfrey's New England, 287. 

2 3 Palfrey's New England, 384. Hutchinson (Mass. 303 n.) remarks that " The clergy 
turned the scale for the last time. The balance which they had held from the beginning, 
they were allowed to retain no longer." 

8 Brooks Adams, Emancipation of Massachusetts, 215. 



Introductio]s^. 69 

tude, for he then struck a decisive blow for the emancipation of 
Massachusetts." 

The immediate consequence of the fall of the charter was 
nothing like emancipation. King Charles died Feb. 6, 1685, and 
the brief tyranny of James II followed. All persons in authority, 
in the kingdom or colonies, were at first notified to continue until 
they should receive further orders. A temporary administr ition 
replaced the charter government at Boston early in 1686, and on 
the 19th of December Sir Edmund Andros arrived in Massachu- 
setts bay with the king's commission appointing him captain- 
general and governor-general of Massachusetts, Plymouth, the 
Narragansett country, New Hampshire and Maine. ^ His 
authority was afterward extended over the dominion of New 
England, including all the English settlements north of the 40th 
parallel of latitude, as far east as the river St. Croix. The king 
had no liking for popular assemblies; thougli he had permitted 
Governor Dongan to call together the representatives of the 
people of New York in 1683, that privilege was revoked in 1685; 
and when the reorganization of Massachusetts and the neighbor- 
ing colonies was considered, about the same time, his majesty 
desired that no mention should be made of an assembly.'^ The 
governor-general, with the advice and consent of a council also 
appointed by the crown, was to make laws, levy taxes, establish 
courts and administer justice; but the laws were to be trans- 
mitted to England for approval or rejection, and appeals might 
be taken from the judgments or sentences of the governor and 
council to the privy council at Westminster. 

One of the first petitions presented to Governor Andros, came 
from inhabitants of Maine, praying for an abatement of the quit 
rents imposed upon them in the new townships laid out by tlie 
Massachusetts government.^ But these petitioners soon learned 
that the rents were of small importance ; the grants themselves 
were invalidated. Under the feudal law all conveyances by virtue 
of the charter had lapsed with the charter. The lands which had 
been held by the Massachusetts company on certain conditions, 
returned on breach of those conditions to the lord of the fee, tlie 
king himself, and the terre-tenants must take new patents from his 

1 The commission is printed in 27 Mass. Hist. Coll. 139. 

2 3 Palfrey's New England, 483 n. 

3 WilUs's Portland, 257. 



70 Intkoduction. 

representative, the governor-general, to secure their possessions. 
The proceedings were elaborate and costly. There must first be 
a petition for confirmation of the holding ; then a report upon the 
petition ; then an official survey of the land, from which a plot 
was made and returned to Boston ; then a patent was issued ; and 
finally the patent was to be recorded. At every step, fees were 
required, amounting in some cases to £50, and when all was done 
a quit rent not less than 2s. 6d. for each hundred acres was 
reserved to the crown.^ The records of these proceedings and of 
all probate business were kept in Boston, where Thomas Scottow 
was appointed recorder for Maine. Theoretically Maine deeds 
and mortgages were also to be recorded in Boston,^ but in 
practice Rishworth continued to record these conveyances at 
York, and Scottow, coming to York from time to time, affixed his 
certificate to the copies. 

Governor Andros was a soldier and liked obedience better than 
argument. When a Massachusetts town refused to pay the taxes 
levied by the governor and council, the leaders of the insurrection 
were promptly arrested, fined and required to give bonds for 
their good behavior. Writs of intrusion were brought to eject 
landholders who refused to take out new patents, but the defen- 
dants in every case were men of means, amply able to test the 
legality of the king's demand. It does not appear that the gov- 
ernor's administration was cruel or even severe ; or that he misap- 
propriated any public moneys. Hot tempered he was, on provo- 
cation, but not vindictive.^ His instructions were harsh ; his 
duties were oppressive ; his presence became obnoxious ; but that 
was because he represented the despotic will of an arbitrary 
monarch whose reign soon became intolerable in England. James 
II had quarrelled with his Parliament and with his bishops ; 
he had forfeited the respect of the English nation. His daughter 
Mary had married her cousin, William, prince of Orange, to whom 
the crown was presently tendered. The prince landed in England 
on the 5th of November, 1688. On the 11th of December the 

1 3 Palfrey's New England, 561. 

2 Palfrey, u. s. 522. It is inferred from this statement that Thomas Scottow then 
resided in Boston. He was a graduate of Harvard College in 1677. His father, Joshua 
Scottow, removed from Boston to Scarborough about 1670. The elder Scottow was 
appointed judge of probate for Maine and the younger, register of probate as well as 
recorder of deeds, under Governor Andros, in 1687. Willis's Law Courts and Lawyers of 
Maine, 55. 

8 "He had in no way exceeded or abused the powers conferred upon him." Whitmore's 
memoir of Andros, 1 Andros Tracts, xxxiii. 



Introduction. 71 

king fled across the channel. His desertion was construed as 
an abdication of the throne and the joint succession of William 
and Mary was proclaimed on the 13th of February, 1689. This 
news came to Boston on the 4th of April, and two weeks after- 
ward Andros and twenty-five of his principal officers were seized 
and imprisoned and a provisional government was formed. In 
August the king instructed this government to continue to 
administer the affairs of the colony until a permanent settlement 
could be made. Andros and the otlier prisoners of state were 
sent home for trial, but nothing was alleged against them at the 
hearing before the privy council and they were discharged. 
Andros not long afterward was appointed governor of Virginia. 
There was even a plan to send him back to Massachusetts, but 
that measure was considered impolitic. 

Connecticut and Rhode Island resumed their charter govern- 
ments after the revolution of 1689. The Massachusetts charter 
had been cancelled. Plymouth had no charter. These two 
colonies were consolidated in 1691 with Maine, Nova Scotia and 
the territory between Maine and Nova Scotia, to form a single 
province, which took its name from the principal colony. The new 
province of Massachusetts Bay was to have a governor, lieutenant- 
governor and secretary appointed by the crown; twenty-eight 
councillors named in the charter, whose successors were to be 
elected by the general court; and an assembly composed of 
deputies from the towns. A freehold estate of land worth at 
least forty shillings a year, or other property worth forty pounds 
sterling, was the only qualification required of the electors by 
whom the deputies were to be chosen. Liberty of conscience 
was granted to all Christians except Papists. The general court 
was authorized to levy taxes and to make laws not repugnant to 
the laws of England, but these statutes were not to take effect 
unless the governor assented thereto, and were then to be trans- 
mitted to the king, who might disallow them at any time within 
three years. The governor and council were empowered to 
establish courts and appoint judges and other civil officers, but 
the right to appeal from the provincial courts to the king in 
council was expressly reserved. Admiralty jurisdiction was 
wholly reserved to the crown, and the liberty of fishing on the 
coasts of New England, as before enjoyed by English subjects, 
was not to be abridged. 



72 Introduction. 

This charter is not only the model upon which the British 
colonial establishments have since been constructed, but the 
original from which the constitutions of the independent states 
of North America have been drawn. The colonial council has 
become a senate ; the governor's negative is no longer final; but all 
the essential features of the plan remain unch anged. Admiralty- 
jurisdiction is exercised by the general government, and appeals 
may be taken in certain cases from the tribunals of the states to the 
national courts. Increase Mather and his associates, representing 
Massachusetts in England, protested against a charter which over- 
ruled the chief pretensions of the earlier government, granting 
liberty of religious worship to all Protestants and establishing a 
regular course of appeals to the highest English court; but the 
protest was set aside by the king himself.^ At Mather's sugges- 
tion Maine and ISTova Scotia were included in the province, but 
New Hampshire, which had been sold by Mason's heirs to Samuel 
Allen, a London merchant, was left out. Nova Scotia had fallen 
into English hands again in 1690, when Sir William Phips cap- 
tured Port Royal; but the war was still flagrant; in 1696 the 
territory east of the St. Croix was surrendered to the crown, and 
in 1697 it was restored to France by the treaty of Ryswick. 

Maine now became, on equal terms, part of a new and much 
more satisfactory Massachusetts. Whatever privileges belonged 
to the county of Suffolk, were shared by Yorkshire. Three del- 
egates for Maine and two for the territory east of the Sagadahoc 
sat in the governor's council ; the towns were represented in the 
general court ; the first governor appointed by the king was Sir 
William Phips, who was born at Nequasset, near Sheepscot. 
But in 1692, when the new government was inaugurated, the 
English settlements beyond the Sagadahoc and as far west as 
Wells lay in ashes. For twenty years afterward the country 
between the Kennebec and the St. Croix was a disputed territory, 
claimed by both France and England. The peace of Ryswick 
was only a trace. The French king then recognized William as 
king of England, but in 1702, when James Stuart and William of 
Orange were both gone, Louis supported the pretensions of the 
son of James 11 against Queen Anne, and the war which followed 
was prolonged until 1713. Port Royal was taken again in 1710 

1 2 Andros Tracts, 283. 



Inteoduction. 73 

and named Annapolis, for the queen. By the treaty of Utrecht 
Nova Scotia became and has ever since remained a British 
province. The military frontier was rolled back to the St. 
Lawrence. 

When the deserted settlements were reoccupied after the wars, 
the land titles were in great confusion. The charter of 1691 had 
wisely and justly provided that all former grants or convey- 
ances should stand and re nain in force as before the forfeiture of 
the first charter ; but some of the early grants had been abandoned 
by the owners and taken up bj; new-comers and in many cases 
the evidence of ownership was impaired or lost. During the 
short peace between King William's war and Queen Anne's war, 
in 1700, the general court appointed a committee on eastern 
claims, and in 1713 another committee was directed, after exam- 
ination, to sanction titles which appeared sound and clear and to 
report all others. The reports of this committee are still preserved 
in the Massachusetts archives. In 1716 it was ordered that all 
the lands, families and settlement's eastward of the Sagadahoc, 
within the limits of the province, be annexed to Yorkshire and 
that York be the sliire town for holding the courts and for keep- 
ing the registry of deeds. ^ 

The whole region between the Piscataqua and the St. Croix 
was united at last in a single political division ; but the Kennebec 
was still an important boundary. Unappropriated lands on the 
eastern side of that river still belonged to the crown. The right 
to govern the territory had been granted to JVIassachusetts, but 
the risfht to the soil remained in the kinoj. It followed as a 
matter of law and was provided in the province charter, that 
while the general court might of its own motion dispose of lands 
west of the Kennebec, no grants east of that river could take 
effect until they should be approved and confirmed by the king. 
This distinction continued during the remainder of the colonial 
period. 

The powers of government and territorial rights reserved by 
the king, as well as those previously conveyed by charter, passed 
finally by conquest to the State of Massachusetts, and were 
formally relinquished by the treaty of peace between Great 
Britain and the United States of America, concluded Sept. 2, 
1783. The extent of the province of Maine had been a hundred 

1 2 Williamson's Maine, 91. 



74 Inteoduction. 

and twenty miles inland; of the county of Canada, to the St. 
Lawrence. The northern boundary of both divisions, under the 
treaty of 1783, was to be the watershed separating the St. 
Lawrence valley from the Atlantic slope. A loss of territory in 
the northeast was offset by a gain in the northwest. 

Yorkshire, as established in 1716, was divided in 1760 into 
three counties — York, Cumberland and Lincoln. In 1778 the 
Continental Congress made the three eastern counties of Massa- 
chusetts a judicial district, called the district of Maine. By the 
act of June 19, 1819, the legislature of Massachusetts reserved 
half the public lands in Maine, if the people of the district should 
elect to form an independent state. With this exception, the 
rights and powers of Massachusetts beyond the Piscataqua were 
ceded to Maine Feb. 25, 1820, and the cession was confirmed by an 
act of Congress, approved March 3, 1820, recognizing Maine as an 
independent state. The residue of public lands,reserved by Mas- 
sachusetts, was bought by the government of Maine, Oct. 5, 1853. 
The people of Maine, as a body politic, thus finally acquired, 
within the limits of the state, all the territorial rights derived 
from the kings of England by assignment or conquest, except 
those previously conveyed to private holders, to minor political 
corporations, or to the government of the United States. 

H. W. RiCHAEDSON. 



REGISTER'S CERTIFICATE. 



State of IHatne. 

County op York, ss : 

This may certify that the following printed volume is a 
true copy of the first book of records of the Registry of Deeds 
for this County, with the exception of folios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 
12, 14, 15 and 18, and parts of folios 7, 9, 13, 16, 17, 27 and 28, 
which are copied from " Moody's copy," so called, the original 
folios being lost ; that I have read and compared the same with 
such originals ; and that all accidental variations that have been 
detected are noted in a table of errata on the following page. 

Attest : 



Register of Deeds for York County. 



ERRATA. 



gl^°* The sign — is used below, when the line indicated is numbered backward, as is 
sometimes convenient, from the end of the folio. 



Parti, fol. 4 


line 7 for y^ County 


read the County 


7 


1 " all whom 


" all to whom 


8 


28 '' vtno 


" vnto 


9 


15 " wht 


« M^th 


15 


83 " Hattevil 


'' Hattivel 


22 


41 *' sach account 


" such an account 


27 


17 " ye 


" yt 


35 


34 '* to finished 


*' to be finished 


37 


33 after to hould 


insert all the sd land 


66 


64 " hand 


" & yejlded 


66 


—10 " suite 


" him 


70 


10 for 16 


read 15 


70 


—17 after Michalmesse 


omit next 


71 


21 " w«^ 


insert staues 


75 


—20 " these 


" may 


79 


39 for to appeale 


read of appeale 


80 


—28 " the writeing 


" the sd writeing 


81 


45 ** to to tnautayE 


e " to mantayne 


82 


—22 after priuiledges 


insert & proprietys 


82 


— 15 " to give 


" to 


86 


9 " hereby 


'' sell 


92 


8 for money 


read money 


92 


—11 " thatsd 


" that y'' sd 


93 


12 after of 


insert the sd 


99 


11 *' Assigns 


'' for eu»'more 


106 


60 '' haue 


" in hand 


109 


48 for soore 


read scoore 


112 


5 " deuised 


" demised 


118 


41 " hath 


" haue 


118 


47 *' Aagam** 


" ..gamts 


120 


27 *' wages 


" wayes 


125 


67 " weh 


<' -^ch 


128 


—18 " theretofore 


" therefore 


131 


20 after necessarily 


insert do 


131 


29 for vnto vnto 


read vnto 


131 


36 '' Acers of w^^ 


" Acers w^^i 


182 margin, insert JSymonds To his Son Emerson | 


132 line 52 for the County 


read the sd County 


132 


65 after Coppy 


repeat of 


^ 133 


—22 " vpon 


" the 


143 


—8 " wti^in 


insert written 


153 


53 for feowell 


read ffoxwell 


153 


54 after Sealing 


insert & 


162 


39 for & thejr 


read & to thejr 


162 


54 " 1668 


" 1658 


163 


41 " whither 


" wither 


Part II, 6 


—7 '^ Ogoncvg 


" Oguncog 


Part III, p. 4 


3 after vnto 


insert him 


4 


7 " also 


*' all and singular the estate 
granted or intended to be 


6 


20 for Gorges or his 


read Gorges his 


8 


4 u ^eh 


u ^eh 



YOEK DEEDS 



FIRST PART. 



[1] To all Christian People to whom these 
Presents shall come James Treworoy now Resi- '^^^^^ Trewor- 

'-'; , gy his Bill of 

dent in NeAvEngland sendeth Greeting — > in our saie to m^ 
Lord God Everlasting Know ye that I the s^^ ^^^'^^^''^^ 

^ ^ '^^ ^ ^ Shapleigh 

James Treworgy for & in Consideration of One 
Thousand & Five Hundred Pounds lawfull Money of Eng- 
land to me in Hand payd l)y Nicholas Shapleigh of Kings- 
weare in the County of Deavon Marchant ; whereof I the 
sayd James Treworgy do acknowledge the Keceit, & thereof 
do acquit & discharge the s*^ Nicholas Shapleigh as also for 
divers other good Causes & valuable Considerations me the 
sayd James Treworgy hereunto moveing, have granted, bar- 
gained, sold, assigned & set over, & by these Presents doe 
fully freely & al^solutely, grant, bargain, sell, assign, & set 
over to the afores*^^ Nicholas Shapleigh, all my Lands, 
Houses, Goods, Chattalls, Fish, Fishing Craft, Botes, & all 
other Things to the Fishing Trade belonging or any Ways 
appertaining thereunto, together with all my whole Estate 
])oeth lleall & Personall av^"^' I now have, shall have or ought 
to have in New England in America : To have & hold all 
and singular the afores'^ Premises, & every Part & Parcell 
thereof with Appurtenances, to the afores'^ Nicholas Shap- 
leigh his Heirs & Assigns for ever, To the only proper Use 
& Behoofe of y^ s^ Nicholas his Heires & Assignes for ever. 
And that the s*^^ Nicholas his Heires & Assignes shall for ever 
hereafter, peaceably and quietly, have, hold & enjoy the 
afores'^ Premises with Appurtaiices & every Part & Parcell 
thereof, without Lett, Trouble, Deniall, Eviction or Expul- 
sion of me the s^^ James Treworgy or of any other Person 



Part I, Fol. 1. 



or Persons whatsoever lawfully claimeing the same or any 
Parte or Parcell thereof in from by or under me the s'^ 
James : In Witness whereof I hereunto sett my Hand & 

Sealethe 2«^ Day of Aprill Anno 16 James Tr 

Sealed signed & delivered in the Presence of us Edw : God- 
frey Roger Garde Arthur Bragdon.. 

Memorandum the 22*^ Day of Aprill 1641 Livery & Sei- 
sen w . . delivered by the within named James Treworgy to 
M^' Edw : Godfrey in the Behalfe of the within named Nicho- 
las Sha of all the Lands Goods & Chattalls & all 

other the within . . . Premises, to y^ only Use & Behoofe of 
the abovenamed Nicholas Shapleigh according to the true 
Intent & Mean. ... of these Presents. Witness hereunto 
Edw : Godfrey Roger Garde. 

This is a true Copy of the Original taken the 15*^' of 
March 1647 

p me Basill Parker Re : Cor. 



A Tract of Marsh given to M^ Ezekell Knights 

Knight 

by us whose Names are here under written lying- 
next the Sea Wall on the other Side of Webb Hannet River 
ov^" against George Raboure & Edw : Rish worths Home 
Lotte : The Bounds beginning at the End of the left Parcell 
of Marsh w'^^' was granted him one that Sid, and so alonge 
accordingly by a certen Ridge to the outwardmost Bush, 
butting upon the End of a little Creek w^^ butts upon John 
Crosse his Cricke : Wee likewise upon further Considera- 
tion granted unto the s^ Ezekiell all the Overplus of Upland 
& Marsh at his Lott betwixt the hy Waye & him selfe &, 
all the Marsh belonging to the hy Way. Witness our 
Hands Wells 13. June 46. Henrv Boad Joh : Wheelwrio-ht 
Ed : Rish worth. 



Part I, Fol. 1-3. 
OctoV 5. 1645. We whose Names are here underwritten 



by Virtue of y* Authority conveyed to us by 

Knights 

M"* Gorges & the Grenerall Court, do grant unto 
M^ Ezekiell Knights a House Lott lying next Francis Lit- 
tlefeilds Lot and Marsh .... Pole in Breadth running to 
Webb hannet Eiver And like wayes we gi-ant unto the s^ 
Ezekiell the Quantity of Six Acres of Marsh more or less : 
Beginning at the Landing Place on the other Sid of the 
River Web Hannet & to go upon a streight Line to the 
First Cricke directly against a Point of Upland — pointing 
upon the same. In Witness whereof we have set to our 
Hands. Henry Boad John Wheelwright Edward Rishworth 

rFolo 2-| 
L none J 

[3] This Indenture made the 21*^ of March in 

To y^ Year of o^ Lord .... Thousand Six Hundred 

pauiie& Smith ^ j,^^,^^ -g.^j^^ wituesscth that I John Andrews 

by & with the free Consent his Wife doeth give grant sell 
assio-ne & set over the now Dwellino; House of the afores*^ 
John Andrews situate lying & being in the Bounds of Kit- 
tery next adjacent to a certayne Parcell of Land now in 
the Tenor and Occupation of John Simmonds with all the 
Planting Ground thereunto belonging together with all the 
Rouo'h Ground as also a certain Parcell of Med .... that is 
to be shared between him the afores^ John & some others 
w . . . the Premises Imunities Priviledges as Timber 
Wood Water or any other Priviledge that other Planters 
hath had & doth enjoy. Know all Men therefore that I 
John Andrews for divers Causes & Considerations me there- 
unto moving as also for a valuable Consideration to him in 
Hand paid as doth & may appear by a Bill given under 
the Hands & Scales of Bartholomew Smyth & Daniell 
Paulle, bareing Date the 21*^ of March afores*^. Know all 
Men therefore that I John Andrews doe by these Presents 
give grant sell assigne and set over all the afores*^ Premises 



Part I, Fol. 3. 

with the appurces unto Daniell Paulle & Bartholomew 
Smith to them & their Heirs for ever To have & to hold 
quietly to possess & injoy without any Molestation from this 
Time forth & for ever, In Witness whereof both y^ Parties 
have set to their Hands & Seales enter changabelly the Day 
&> Year above written. John Andrews, Joan Andrews. 
Signed Sealed & delivered in y^ Presence of Stephn Sam- 
borne Henry Blackappe. This is a true Copy of the Origi- 
nal taken the Fourth Day of May 1648 p me Basill Parker 
Re: Cor 



jjigy This Indenture mad the 24*^ of June 1648 

^^ witnesseth y* Ab . . . Conley by & with the free 

Consent of my Wife doeth grant assigne & set 
over unto Thomas Jones my House & Feild . . . closed, 
with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying 
& being in the Bounds of Kittery next ajacent unto House 
& Feild of William Everet : Know all Men therefore that I 
Abraham Conley for divers Causes & Considerations me 
thereunto moving, as also a valuable Consideration him in 
Hand paid as doth & may appear by Three Bills under my 
Hand the Day & Year above written : Know Men therefore 
that I Abraham Conley doe by these Presents give grant 
sell assigne & set over the afores*^ Premises with the Apper- 

tences unto the fores'^ Thomas his Heires for ever to 

have & to hould, quietly to possess & enjoy without any 
Molestation from th . . . . Time & for ever In Witness w'^ 
of both Parties have set to their Hands & Seals enter- 
changeably the .... & Year above written. The mark of 
Abra + Conley. Signed Sealed & delivered in y^ Presence 
of Basill Parker Joseph Austen. 

This is a true Copy of the Original taken the 24*^ of . . . 
p me Basill Parker Re : Cor 



Part I, Fol. 4. 

[4] To All . . ristian People to whom theis ^^^^^^ 
Presents shall come Greeting in o^ Lord Grod to 

his Son 

Everlasting . . is deed made y® 20'' Jan^ 1648 
witnesseth that I Edward Godfrey of Accomenticus in y® 
Province of Main GenL for & in Consideration of a Marria2:e 
already solemynized betwixt my Son Oliver Godfrey of Scale 
in y^ County of Kent of y^ One Party & Mary Smith 
daughter of Eichard Smith in y® County of Kent afores'^ 
Gen? of the other Party & for divers other good Causes & 
Considerations me the s^ Edward Godfrey especially moving 
have given granted & confirmed & by these Presents do give 
grant & confirm unto my s^ Son Oliver Godfrey & Mary his 
Wife all that Tract & Portion of Land of mine called Point 
Bollogue situate in Accomenticus on the North Side of the 
River w^ all Edifices Houses Barns Stables Stalls or other out 
Houses Garden & Ground thereunto belono^ins: beino: bounded 
from the South East at the House of M^ Henry Norton & to 
the North West by a Tree marked nigh the Path leading to 
M'" Tho : Gorges & to extend from the River of Accomen- 
ticus afores*^ North East one Mile & Half towards Cape Nud- 
docke as by the Dividend doth & may appear with all the 
Rents Rights Royalties & Priviledges as by y^ Pat* doth & 
may appear in as full & ample Manner as I myself have & 
do possess y^ same as also One Tract of Land on y® South 
Side of y^ s*^ River granted by M"" Richard Vines to me from 
S"" Ferd° Gorges conteyning 200 Acres as by y^ Grant at large 
appeareth As ... . soe Two Houses & Edifices on y® Stage 
Island w^ One Third .... art of y*^ Land yet undivided by 
the Patentees extending fi*om y^ Stump nigh Hen : Dunnells 
House as by the same appeareth reserved to y^ s*^ Edward 
Godfrey the use of y^ s*^ Place for Fishing if he have Occa- 
sion & do require the same And for y° better Accomodation 
of my s*^ Son Oliver Godfrey I give unto him one Third Part 
of y^ last Dividend at y^ River Head coinonly called the Neck 
of Land containing by Estimation Four Thousand Acres 
more or less with One full Third Part of all the Marsh there- 



Part I, Fol. 4, 5. 

unto belonging or appertaining w^ all Annuities Rights & 
Priviledges thereto belonging as by y^ Patent further doth & 
may appear To have and to hold all the s** seQall Land 
Tenements Messuages Right Royalties Priviledges & Appur- 

ces to the s** Oliver frey and Mary his Wife for Term 

of their erall Lives & afterwards to the Heirs of the 

said Oliver Godfrey for ever Always reserved by me Godfrey 
that in Consideration of this Deed granted my s*^ Son Oliver 
Godfrey shall pay unto me every Year yearly if demanded 
Ten Pounds Sterling or the Yalue thereof during my natural 
Life And all other my Lands to remain at my Dispose. All 
w°^ above recited Premises — except before excepted I do by 
theis Presents freely give and grant & bequeath to my s*^ Son 
Oliver Godfrey & Mary his Wife as is above specified hereby 
revoking all former Deeds Will Gifts Grants & Bequests 
whatsoever of any the above demised Premises & do make & 
acknowledge this my Deed of Gift irrevokable. In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Day & 
Year abovewritten, Edw : Godfrey. Sealed & Deliv*^ in y^ 
Presence of us Henry Jocelyn D. G. Basill Parker Thomas 
Withers. 

This is a true Copy of y® Original taken y® 31^* of . . . . p 
me Basill Parker Re : Cor. 



[5] Lotes granted unto y® Inhabitants of the River of 
Piscatquacke & laid out by y^ Genaral Consent of y® Free- 
holders by M^ Nicholas Shapleigh John Heard & Nicholas 
Frost — the 14*^^ of Feb^^ 1648 — 

John Gren his Lot is bounded from a Tree by a Gut Side 
above Franks Fort in y^ Bottom of y^ Cove & so 

G-reen 

downward by y^ River Side to an Oak Tree 

marked betwixt George Rogers Lot & his & up into the 

woods to a Hemlock that is marked & so from that Hemlock 



Part I, Fol. 5, 6. 

upon a Square to y^ Gut afores*^ upward w^^ is by Estimation 
Thirty Acres more or less & Franks Fort over and above 
& y^ water a Fence of both Sides Frankes y^ Fort so far as 
his Lot extends. Kecorded p me Basill Parker Re : Cor : 

George Rogers his Lot from the High Way 
betwixt John Grens Lot & his to y® High Way 
betwixt M^« Batchellers Field & his by the Water Side & so 
up into y® woods to a little Brook of Water behind ther 
Lotes & to run thither upon a North East & by East Line. 
Recorded p me Basill Parker Re : Cor : 

M"^^ Batchellers Lot is bounded from the High 

-fTT • r-i -r» 1 • T r, 1 Batcheller 

Way betwixt George Rogers his Lot & hers to 

the Hie Way betwixt John Simmons his Lot & hers by the 

water Side & so up into y^ woods backward to a little Brook 

of Water & to run thither upon a Northe East & by East 

Line. 

Recorded p me Basill Parker Record' 



Roles [6] Know all whom these may consarne that 

To 

chadborn Humphrey Chadbourne have bought of M^ Roles 

the Sagamore of Newichawanuke Half a Mile of 
Ground which lieth betwixt the Little River & the Great 
River to begin at the Norther Side of y® old Ground & for 
the Conformety thereof the afores** Sagamore ^]^q ;p^ark of 
M"^ Roles hath hereunto set his Hand May ^jr 
the 10*^ 1643. And the s^ W Roles doth 
except a Parcel of Ground called by the Name 
Comphegan w^^ he doth keep for himself. 
Delivered in the Presence of us Peter Weare 
Basill Parker James Rawlen Tho ^m^ Spencers 
Mark ^^ Roles] 

This is a true Copy of the Original taken the 20*^ day of 
March 1649, p me Basill Parker Re : Cor. 




Part I, Fol. 6, 7. 

Dtto Know all Men by these Presents that I M'' 

Roles Indian for divers good Causes & Consider- 
ations me thereunto moving & for the Confirming of a 
former Bargain of Saile of my Eight of the Ware at the Fales 
of the great River of Newichawanucke known by the Name 
of Little John's Fales have sold & do ratifie confirm the 
same unto Humphrey Chadbourn . . . Heirs Exec'^^ & Assigns 
for ever all ... . Right & Interest in that Ware only I the 
s*^ Roles do except for my self my Heirs & Ex .... so much 
smale Alewives to fish Grround as I my H .... or Exec^^ 
shall have Occasion to make Use of for Planting fro Time to 
Time & likeways Fish for to eat & also Half y® great Ale- 
wifes that shall be taken at that Ware from Time to Time 
for ever. In Witness whereof I the s*^ M*" Roles hath here- 
unto set his Hand the Eighth Day of May 1646. 

Signed & delivered in the presence of Bas- The Mark of 
ill Parker The Mark of Q Thomas Johnson Mr Roles 
Patience Spencer. 

This is a true Copy of the Original taken y® 
20*^ of March 1649 p me Basill Parker Re : Cor. 




[7] To all whom these Presents consarne know 
his^Biii of ye that I George Parker of Accomenticus Carpen- 

GeorgeTarker- *^^ ^^^^ dcmiscd Ictt SCtt & Sold UUtO Phillip 

Hatch Fisherman & by these Presents do demise 
lett sett & sell unto the s*^ Phillip Hatch & his Heirs for 
ever my now Dwelling House with the out Houses & all the 
Appurces thereunto belonging with the Field enclosed next 
agacent unto the said House which Field lieth over against 
J" Field of William Dixsies Field in Accomenticus afores*^ 
And this do I the said Greorge Parker ratifie & conforme 
unto the s^ Phillip Hatch & his Heirs for ever for & in Con- 
sideration of a certain Sum of Money to me in Hand paid 



Part I, Fol. 7. 

before the Ensealing hereof. In Witness w'" of I have here- 
unto set my Hand & Seal the 23*^ Day of Novemb^ 1648. 

The Mark of George X Parker. 
Sisrned Sealed & delivered in the Presence of us Basill 
Parker John Alcocke. This is a true Copie of the Origi- 
nal taken y^ 24*^ day of April 1650. p me Basill Parker 
Ke : Cor. 



coniey's Marsh Abraham Couley his Bond of his Marsh 

Abraham Conley his Marsh lieth some Part of it betwixt 
M*" Nicholas Shapleigh's Marsh & the Swamp Ten Acres more 
or less and some other Part of it along the s'^ M"^" Shapleighs 
Marsh and the said Swamp & the Rest of it betwixt John 
Hord his Marsh and the Swamp at y° upper End of it — 
by Estimation 6 Acres more or lesse. And it is agreed 
betwixte the s*^ John Hord & the s'^ Abraham Conley that if 
the s*^ John Hord or his Heirs shall have Occasion for to 
bring a Horse or Horses into his Marsh that he shall have 
free Egresse & Kegresse through the sayd Abraham Conley 
his Marsh without any Lett or Molestation of him or his 
Heires or any other by their Meanes, And farther if it shall 
fall out that there shall be occasion & need that there should 
be a hie Way made betwixte the s*^ Marshes, that then the 
fores'^ Parties are for to be at ?equall Charge for the Makeing 
of it. Taken the viii*^' Day of April 1650 p me Basill Parker 
Re: Cor. 



Aiiesander ^q ^11 Christian people to whome theis pntes 

Sliaplei^ih his ^ -^ _ ^ 

Bill of sale shall come Alexsander Shapleigh of Pascatta- 

Treworgy quackc iu the Province of Mayne Marchant 

sendeth greeting in our lord god everlasting, 

Know ye that I the said Alexander Shapleigh for & in 



Part I, Fol. 7. 

consideracon. that James Treworgy my sonne in law 
standeth bound for me to several! psons in England 
for the sume of seaven Hundred pounds and hath taken 
Vpon him selfe to satisfie the same, as alsoe for for diuers 
other good causes & Valuable consideracons me the sayd 
Alexander Shapleigh there vnto especially moueing, hath 
giuen, granted, bargained, sold, assigned and set ouer, and 
by these gntes doe fully freely & absolutely giue, grant, 
bargaine, sell, assigne and sett over, to the fore said James 
Treworgy, all that my lands, houses, goods, Chattalls, ffish, 
ffishing craft, botes & all other things to the ffishing trade 
belonging, or in any wise apptaining there vnto, together 
w*^ all my whole estate boeth reall and psonall w°^ I now 
haue, shall haue or ought to haue in New England in Amer- 
ica, To haue and to hold all & singular the afore sayd 
p^misses & every pte & pcell thereof with appurfnances to 
the afore sayd Jame[s] Treworgy his Heires & Assignes 
for ever, to the only pp vse & behoofe of the sayd 
James Treworgy his Heires & Assinges for evermore, And 
that the sayd James Treworgy his Heires & assignes shall 
and may for ever hereafter, peaceably & quietly haue, hold, 
occupie, possess & enioy the aforesayd p^'mises w*^ appurt- 
[enances] and every pte & pcell there of w^^out the lett 
trouble, deniall eviccon, or expulstion of me the sayd Alex- 
Sander Shapleigh my Heires or Assignes, or of any other 
pson or psons whatso . . . lawfully claimeing the same or 
any pte or pcell thereof from by or Vnder me the sayd 
Alex : Shapleigh or any . . . them. In Witnes Whereof 
I haue here vnto sett my hand & scale the 26^^ Day of May 
Ano : DomS 1642 
Sealed signed and ' Alexsander Shapleigh 

delivered in the p^sence 

of Roger Garde 

Mighaell Taynter 

Nicholas Treworgy 

Mem^ that the within named Alex : Shapleigh did deliver 



Part I, Fol. 7, 8. 

to the w^^^in named Roger Garde for the Vse of the w^^in 
named James Treworgy one silver cupp in pte of the 
posession of all the p^mises within granted in the p'sence 
of vs : 

Michaell Taynter 

Nic^ ; Treworgy 

This is atrew coppie of the originall taken the 3*^ day of 
July 1650 p me Basill Parker Re : Cor : 



M' wiii:Hooke rg"! Xo all whome these may consarne Know 

his grante to "- -" *^ 

Job Aicocke yee that I AYilliam Hooke of Salsbury m^'chant 
of land: haue giuen & granted vnto John Aicocke of Gor- 

geana planter Tenn accors of land lying and 
being, one the north east sid of the little River by cape Nedicke 
beach, and is to begine at the end of Twenty accors w^^ the 
sayd m'^ William Hooke hath researued for his owne vse, 
and from thence for to rune fiftie rods by the sea sid and 
so backeward to the swamp sid vntill Tenn accors be 
extended : And I the saide William Hooke doe giue and 
grante the same, vnto the said John Aicocke and his Heires 
for ever as fully and absolutely as it is granted vnto me by 
my letters patten In Witnes Whereof I haue here vnto sett 
my hand and scale the i6th day of July 1650 
Sealed signed and delivered Will Hooke 

in the p'^sents of 

Basill Parker 
the marke of 

John <^P0 Aicocke 



This is a true coppie of the originall taken the 20*^ of 
p me Basill Parker Re : Cor 



August 1650 



Part I, Fol. 8. 
Will Hooke 'J'q ^\\ ^home these may consarne Know yee 

his grant to ./ ^ 

.. h Heard for that I William Hooke of Salsbury m^chant haue 
land: given and granted vnto John Heard of Gorgeana 

Carpenter Tenn accors of land lying and being 
one the north east sid of the little river by cape Nedicke 
beach and is to begine next agasent vtno the vnto the lott 
of John Alcocke and from thence fifty rode by the sea sid 
and so backeward to the swamp sid vntill tenn accors be 
extended, And I the sayd William Hooke doe giue and grant 
the same vnto the said John Heard and his Heires for ever, 
as fully and absolutely as it is granted vnto me by my letter 
patten In Witnes whereof I haue here vnto sett my hand 
and scale theiG*^ day of Julij 1650 
Sealed signed and delivered Will Hooke 

in the p^'sents of 

Basill Parker 

the marke of 

Joseph (^^^[ Alcocke 

This is atrue coppie of the originall taken the 20*^ day 



of August 1650 



p me Basill Parker Ee : Cor : 



[C]apt Know all men by these p^'sents that I Cap? : 

Champernowne »/ x x 

his Grant to ffraucis Champemownc for and in consideration 
of the some of two hundred pounds sterling to 
mee in hand payd by Cap? : Paule White before the sealing 
& delivery here of, where of and every part there of, I the said 
Cap? : ffrancis Champernowne do acknowledge the receipt, and 
doe release acquitt and discharge the said Cap? : Paule White 
his executors Administra .... & assignes & euery of them, 
haue giuen granted bargayned & sould and doe by these 
p^'sents giue grant bargayne & sell vnto the sayd Ca[p?] 
Paule Whit his Heires & Assignes for ever one moytie or 
halfe part of the Hand commonly knowne by the name of 



Part I, Fol. 8. 

Cap? : Champernowne [s] Hand : lying in the puince of 
mayne, one the North sid of the mouth of the river of Pas- 
cataquacke in New England, and of all the houses edifices 
& buildings vpon the same, & of all the woods vnderwoods 
Com[mos] meadoues pastures feedings coinodityes & privi- 
ledges therevnto be[long]ing, And of One moytie or halfe 
part of the house & land comonly c [ailed] Cap? : Champer- 
nownes lower house : contayning by estimacon fiYQ h [undred] 
acors of land be the more or lesse, lying & being in the 
Province of May[ne] one the mayne land over against the 
afore sayd Hand &. of all the house [s] edifices & buildings 
belonging there vnto, and of all the woods vnder woods com- 
ons meadowes pastures feedings coinodityes & priuiledges 
app [ertayn] ing to the same, — Except one Hundred acres 
of land giuen & granted by me Cap? : firancis Champer- 
nowne vnto John Peirce of Nodles Hand in New England 
planter his Heires & Assignes for ever : 



To haue & to hould the sayd moytie or halfe part of 
the said Hand houses & all other the p^'mises aboue named 
w*^ the appurtenances (except before excepted) vnto the 
said Cap? Paule White his Heires & Assignes for ever. And 
I the said Cap? fii-ancis Champernowne for mee, my executors 
administrators & assignes and every of them, doe by these 
p'sents covenant gmise & agr[ee] to & w'^ the said Cap? 
Paule Whit & his Assignes, to put [a] shore vpon the said 

Hand ffifteene head of swine, at or b the fifteuth 

day of may next ensueing the date here of, a . . . said 
swyne w^^ the produce & increase that shall come and be 
made of them after the said fifteenth day of may . . . 
equally be devided, and belong & appertayne, one moytie 
[or . . .] part to the said Cap? ffrancis Champernowne & his 
assignes the other moytie or halfe parte to the said Cap? Paule 
Wh[ite] and his Assignes, And further I the said Cap? fi"ran- 
cis Champernowne do by these p'sents bind my selfe my 
Heires executors and administrators in the some of foure Hun- 
dred pounds starl[ing] vnto the said Cap? Paule White his 



Part I, Fol. 8, 9. 

executors administr & assignes, that he the said Cap? 

Paule White his Heires & assignes shall peaceably & quietly 
haue hold possesse & inioy the said moytie or halfe part of 
the said Hand houses and other the p^mises aboue specified 
w*^ the appurtenances (e[xcept] before excepted) w*^ out 
the lawfull lett suite trouble deniall eviction or expultion 
of the said Cap? firancis Champernowne h[is] heires or 
assignes, or by other person or persons whatsoever 1 [aw] fully 
clayming the same, from, by or vnder him or them, free & 
cleerely discharged & acquitted, of & from all former grants 
bargaynes, sailes, iudgments, execuions & incumbrances 
wha[t]ever had, made comitted & done, by the said Cap? 
ffrancis Champ [er no wne] And also put on shore vpon the 
sayd Hand the sayd fifteene head of [Swine] at or before the 
fifteenth day of May according to the couenan[t a]boue 
men?oned/ In Witnes where of I the sayd Cap? ffran[cis] 
Champernowne haue herevnto sett my hand and seale the 
fo[urteneth] day of December Anno DomS 1648. 

firan : Champernown [e] 
[9] Sealed and deliuered in the p^'sence of 

John Dand. John Mill : James Lake 

This one the other sid is atrue coppie of the originall 
taken the 28*^ day of August, 1650 

p me Basill Parker Ee : Cor : 



To all whome these may consearne Know yee that I William 
Hooke of Sasbury m^chant doe couenant and grant vnto John 
Hook Alcocke & John Heard of Gorgeana Planters the 

[A]icock ^^^ halfe of the necke of Land at cape Neddicke 

& Heard ^^^^ them & thcirc Heires for ever w*^' as full 

right and Interest as I the said William Hooke haue granted 
vnto me by my letter Patten w°^ necke of land is bounded 
from one sandy beach to the other sandy beach, And the 
said John Alcocke & John Heard doe couenant w*^ the said 



Part I, Fol. 9. 

William Hooke for to take in the whole necke of land w^* 
the spring by the ponde, w*'' a suffitient ffence to keep all 
maner of cattle, and for to mayntaine it w*^' a suffitient fence. 
And vpon this condition, the fore sayd John Alcocke & John 
Heard, are to haue the one halfe of the said land to them and 
there Heires for ever : And it is farther couenanted betwixt 
the fore saide partis, that the necke of land to be for pasture 
and feedino- of cattle &c : And that if the said William 
Hooke or his Assignes doe not make vse of his parte of the 
land : that it shall l)e lawfull for the said John Alcocke and 
eJohn Heard to put in what stocke of cattle, they shall haue 
occation for to make vse of: And that not an}^ of them at 
any time over charge it w^'' cattle In Witnes where of wee 
haue here vnto sett our hands and scales the 16th day of 
July if) 50 
Sealed sisfned and delivered Will Hooke 

in the p'sents of 

Basill Parker 
The marke of 

Mary NO Jewell 
The marke of 

John R Harker 

This is atrue coppie of the originall taken the 28*'' day of 
August ifi5() 

p me Basill Parker Re Cor 



Hooke &c The Coppie of a Grant from M^" Samuell 

To Heard ^ ^ 

Mavericke M^' Edward Godfrey & M} William 
Hooke to John Heard. — 

This present Deed made this 18*'' Day of July 1650 wit- 
nesseth that whereas by Virtue of a Grant & Pattent bearing- 
Date 13*'' M'-^" 1637 there was granted to Humpfrey Hooke 
Samuell Mavericke Edw : Godfrey & their Associates 12000 
Ackers of Land l^^ing & being on the North Sid of the River 



Part I, Fol. 9. 

of Accoment^ as by the same with other Priviledges more 
at large doeth & may appeare : accordingly after Inhabited ; 
by a Petition exhibited the 7"' of OctoV 1641 in y^ Court 
that the Pattentes would divide their Land that every One 
might know how & of whome they held their Land, so 
accordingly the s'^ Pattent was divided by M^' Thomas Gorges 
Edw : Godfrey Roger Gard & others deputed by the Rest of 
their Associates of the Pattent the 10*^' Jan^ 1641 as by the 
Record more at Large doeth & may appeare (except from 
the Stump by Henry Dunnells House which was left with 
the Stage Island & so Northestwards in Coinon to be after 
devided : Now these present Writing witnesseth that We 
Samuell Mavericke W"^ Hooke & Edw : Godfrey in the 
Behalfe of our Selves & the rest of our Associates, for divers 
good Causes & Considerations us thereunto especially move- 
ing doe give grant enfefe & confirme unto Jo^^ Heard of 
this Place of Accom^ his Heirs & Assignes for ever One 
Parcell of Land whereon he hath now bylt & enclosed, 
Buttino; & boundins: South East one the Sea & so Northwest 
to the great Swamp that comes from R : Edges behind the 
House of the s'^ John Heard towards the Plantation : South 
to the marked Tree where John Alcocke hath bylt where 
Mighell Powell had a lote & North to Land allotted as is 
reported to Walter Joy Henry Bunnell & others by whome 
known To have and to hould the s*^ Land with the Appurces 
thereto belonging with Priviledge of Coinonages to Him & 
Heires for ever paying & yelding One Eare of Indian Corne 

y & other Sutes & Serveses as is accustomed. In 

witne of they have hereunto put ther Hands & 

Scales the Day . . . Year aboves'\ Will Hooke Edw : 
Godfrey. Signed Sealed & delivered in the Presence of 
Isaacke Waker Ann Godfrey This is a true Copy of the 
Originall Deed taken the 28"' of August 1650. p me Basill 
Parker Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 10. 

[10] Articles of Agreement made concluded & 
& agreed uppon betwixt John Lander of Pascata- ^iii^^e 
quacke Sealer on the One Partie & John Billine of the same 
Place Fisherman the other Partie witnesseth as foUoweth 
this Tenth Day of January One Thousand Sixe Hundred 
Thirtie & Nine : — Imprimis it is concluded & agreed uppon 
betwixt both Parties that John Billine is to have the House 
w°^ hath the Chimney in it being the Westerne End of the 
House & the Lofte over it And John Lander is to have the 
Chamber being the Easterne End of the House & the Lofte 
over it And John Billine is to have halfe the Land that is 
cleared & alreadie fenced & his Parte is to be bounded to 
the South And John Lander is to have the other Halfe 
bounded to the North & John Lander is to have One Half^ 
of the Shallop & all Things thereunto belonging And the s*^ 
John Lander is to have the Starbord Side & John Billine 
to have the Larbord Side & the other Halfe thereunto 
belonging And the s"^ John Lander is to have free Egresse 
& Regresse to come to the Fire for his Uses so often as 
Occasion shall need And John Billine is to have One Halfe 
of all the Land that is uncleared that doth belong unto the 
House & it is by bounded to the South And John Lander is 
to have the other l)ounded to the North And John Billine 
hath the old Sowe & two young Sutts And John Lander is 
to have the Little Sowe & two young Sutts. All w^^ House 
Land & Goods are aequally divided & delivered to both Par- 
ties before the Sealeing & Delivering hereof. In Witnes 
hereof both Parties have interchangably set to their Hands 
& Seales the Day & Yeare above written. 

The Mark of John ^ Lander. 

Signed Sealed & delivered with Possession of House Land 

& Goods in the Presence of us the mark of William /^ Q 

Wormwood John Reynoldes 



Part I, Fol. 10. 

May y^ 16 

Granted unto John Billine in the Behalfe of ^o 
S^ Ferd : Gorges a Parcell of Marsh Ground at ^'^^'""^ 
Brabote Harbor lying betwixt y® House lately Steven Craf- 
fords and the great Kock containing by Estimation 4 Acres 
or thereaboute. Also granted to John Lander a Parcell of 
Marsh next adjoyninge to the afores*^ Marsh on the North 
Side contayneing Two Acres or thereabout : Witness my 
Hand the Day & Yeare above written. Koger Garde. 

This is a true Coppie of the Originall taken the 8*^ Day of 
September 1650. p me Basill Parker Ke : Cor : 



To all whome theise Presents consearne Know ^"^ cixson 

, hia Grant to 

ye that I William of Accome*^ alias Gor- mce cadogan 

geana Coup^ have demised Let, sett & so . . 
unto Rice Cadogan Fisherman Four Acres of earable Land 
in . . . next agasent unto the Feild of John Alcocke, 
whereof the s*^ Four Accors the fores** William Dixson for- 
merly sould Two Accors . . . George Parker The w''^ Two 
Acres the s** Rice Codogan bought of the s^ George Parker. 
Now I the s** William Dixson . . . ratifie & confirm the s^ 
Four Accors of Land unto the s** Rice Codogan his Heirs 
Exec'"^ or Admin^' for ever for & in Consideration of Six 
Pounds Sterling to me in Hand payd before the date hereof 
And I the s** Will™ Dixson doe covenant to & with the s^ 
Rice that he shall quietly possess the fores . . . Land with- 
out any Molestation of me my Heires Exec^'^ or Ad .... 
other by my Meanes. In Witnes whereof I have hereunto 
set my Hand & Scale the 24*^ day of June 1650. 

The mark of William /V^ Dixson. 
Signed Sealed & delivered in the Presence of us Basill 
Parker, the Mark of John R Harker. 

To all whome theise may conserne Know ye that I Wil- 
liam Dixson doe fr . . . . give & grant unto Rice Codogan 



Part I, Fol. 10, 11. 

& his Heires Exec'"' & Assignes for ever so much Land as 

the Breadth of his Four Accors of Land above & 

for to rune Northeast so far as my Land doth exstend. In 
Witnes whereof I have hereunto set my Hand the 30*^ Day 
of October 1650. The Mark of Will Dixson M. Witness 
Basill Parker The mark Sampson O Anger. This is a true 
Coppie of the Originall taken the 1^^ Day of Novemb'' 1650. 
p me Basill Parker Re : Cor 



wn Dixon ^Q ^11 whome theise Presents consearne Know 

his Grant to ^ ^ 

Samson Anger yc that I William Dixsou of Accomen^ alias 
Gorgaana Cowper have demised let set & sould 
unto Sampson Anger Fisherman One Acre Earable Land 
inclosed next agasent unto Four Accors sould unto .... 
Cadogan the w^^ One Acre of Land I the s^ William Dixson 
doe ratife 8c confirme the same unto the s"* Sampson Anger 
& his Heirs Exec""^ & Assignes for ever for & in Considera- 
tion of Three Pounds Sterling to me in Hand payd before 
the Date hereof And I the s^ William do covenant to & with 
the s"^ Sampson that he shall quietly possess the fores^ Land 
without any Molestation of me my Heires Exec^^ or any 
other by my Meanes. In Witnes I have hereunto set my 
Hand & Scale the 24*^ Day of June 1650. The Mark of 
William /W Dixson 

Signed Sealed delivered in the Presence of us Basill Par- 
ker Rice Cadogan. 

This is a true Coppie of the Originall taken the 1*^ Day of 
Novemb"" 1650. p me Basill Parker Re : Cor : 



[11] Know all Men by these Presents that 

^^^^^^sanbome ^^^P^®^ Saudbome of Hampton doth acknowl- 

To edffe to have bars^oned sould & delivered full 

Richard Cutt ~ 

Possion unto Richard Cutt of Straberie Bance, to 



Part I, Fol. 11. 

saye One House with all the Land belonging to it in Piscata- 
quake Eiver on Kittery Sid & adjoyning to Daniell Paules 
that is to saye One Accor or thereabouts of Corne now 
standing with all Manner of Profits & Priviledges belonging 
thereunto to hould possess & enjoy as his owne proper Goods 
for ever And is for a good & full Satisfaction in Hand 
received to saye the full Yalue of Seventeene Pounds Starling 
& for the s*^ Richard Cutts his Heires Exec^^ & Assignes 
quiet enjoying of the s*^ House & Land I bind me my Heirs 
& Admin""^ firmly by these Presents in the Poenal Some of 
Thirty & Four Pounds Starling or the Valew, & for the true 
& just Performance hereof I have hereunto set my Hand & 
Scale this 29*^ of August 1649. Stephen Samborne 

Sealed signed & delivered in Presence of John Boysey 
John Cutt Robert Cutts. 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Rich- to 

ard Cutt Inhabitant in the River of Pascataquacke ^^^"® 
for good & lawful Satisfaction to the same Yalew as is above 
specified in the Bill of Sail do assigne & make over the 
aboves*^ House and Land with all Appurces thereunto belong- 
ing unto Daniell Paule to him & his Heires for ever for them 
to use and enjoy according to the Tenor of the Bill of Sail 
from Stephen Samborne to Richard Cutt bearing Date the 
29*^ of August 1649. In Witnes of the Truth I have here- 
unto set my Hand Dated the 15*^ of September 1649. Rich- 
ard Cutts. 

This is a true Copy of the Originall taken the 18*^ of 
November 1650. p me Basill Parker Re : Cor. 



This Indenture made the 5*^ of May Anno ^' ^ho: Brad- 

bury his Bill of 

DomS 1636 witnesseth that I Thomas Bradbury gaietoM^ 
Gent now Agent for S"" Ferdinando Gorges Jn" Treworgy 
Knight in these Parts of New England doe make 
Sail & by these Presents confirme unto Edward Johnson 



Part I, Fol. 11. 

Grent for the proper Use of John Treworgy of Darthmouth 
Merchant &, his Heires Exec""^ Admm'"^ or Assignes 500 
Accors of Land bordering upon the North East Side of Pas- 
cataquacke River for y^ Extent of w'^^ 500 Accors upon the 
River Side he is to have with & from the South East Coane 
of Phillip Swaddens now Wigwam unto the Cricke which 
turns up to braue Boat Harbour & so upward into the Coun- 
try until Five Hundred Accors be accomplished for the w*^^ 
500 Acres of Land he is to pay annually 100 of Merchan- 
dable Codde dride & well conditioned as Acknowledgm* to 
the Royaltie of S"" Ferdinando Gorges Knight And this 
Acknowledgment is to be payd to the s*^ S^ Ferdinando 
Gorges Knight or his Assignes at or uppon the Feast of S*^ 
Michaell y^ Arch Angell. Moreover if hereafter there shall 
be any Profitt to be raised for Keeping a ferre within the s*^ 
Limmetts y* then Sir Ferdinando Gorges Knight & his Heirs 
Exec" Admin" or Assignes is to have One Halfe of the Ben- 
efit & M"" John Treworgy or his Heires Exec" Admin" or 
Assignes the other Halfe being boath at equal Charges — To 
the Confirmation of this Sale upon the forementioned Condi- 
tions I have this present day & Year abovenamed set to my 
Hand & Scale. Tho : Bradbory ^^ 

Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of us Tho : Wannerton 
The Mark of Bartholomew B Barnett. This is a true Copy 
of the Originall taken the 28*^ of Novemb'^ 1650. p me Bas- 
ill Parker Re : Cor : 



shapieigh& rp^ ^11 People to whom these Presents may 

Treworgy ^ ^ 

come Greeting in our Lord G^ everlasting. 
Whereas M" Katheren Treworgy being sumoned to appeare 
at a Courte houlden for this Province of Mayne in Accomen- 
ticus the 5**" of July 1650 to shew what Cause she had to 
challenge or Claim any Interest or Propriety in the Estate of 
M'" Alexsander Shapleigh deceas*^ then it was made appear by 



Part I, Fol. 11, 12. 

a Deed bearing Date the 26*^ of May 1642 from M^ Alex- 
sander Shapleigh to M'^ James Treworgy of the alienating all 
the Estate for sarten Sums of Money & other Considerations 
that he the s'^ James Treworgy was engaged for as by the s'^ 
Deed more at large doth & may appeare & by another Deed 
from the s*^ James Treworgy all the Estate was made over to 
M^ Nicholas Shapleigh for & in Consideration of y® Sum of 
£1500 as by the same appeareth So it appeared to the Court 
that the Estate of M"^ Alexsander Shapleigh was of no Conse- 
quence or to be approved of as capable of Bequest nor no 
Will proved soe it was determined that the Estate was M' 
Nicholas Shapleigh's & M''^ Katheren Treworgy to renounce 
all Interest therein So the Court did find & determine that the 
gd ]\j;is Treworgy is any Way possessed of the Estate of 
the s*^ M'' Alexsander Shapleigh or liable to any Debtes of 
the s*^ Estate. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto put 
our Hand authenticated under the Scale of this Province this 
6*1^ of July 1650. p me Edw : Godfrey Govern^ Basill 
Parker Re : Cor : 

This is a true Coppie of the Original taken the 28*^ of 
NovemV 1650 p me Bassill Parker Ee : Cor : 



Tho= Crocket [12] Kuow all Men by these Presents that I 

t! Robert ^^^^ Robert Mendam of Pascataquacke have bought 
Mendam the Housc & 4 Accors of Grouud of Thomas 

Crockett w'^^ he bought of William Wormwood. 
And I the s*^ Robert Mendam am to give to the s*^ Thomas 
Crocket for his House & 4 Accors of Ground the Sum of 
Nine Pounds & Ten Shillings to be paid the next Springe 
Three Pounds in Money & the Rest in Comodities at Mikell- 
mus next in the year 1648. And I the s*^ Thomas Crocket 
do bind my self & my Heires upon Payment of this Money 
to give to the fores^ Robert Mendam or his Heirs Posetion 
of the House & 4 Accors of Ground abovenamed Witnes my 



Part I, Fol. 12. 

Hand the 21*^ of SeptemV 1647. The Mark of Thomas ^ 
Crocket. 

John Seely, Thomas Bestone. 

This is a true Coppie of the Original taken the 20*^ Day 
of Decemb^ 1650. p me Basill Parker Pe : Cor : 



mr jno Wheel- ^Yhereas at a Gen^' Court holden for this Prov- 

Wrights Grant . n ^ r ^ p/-\i 

for a Saw-Mill, ^ce of Mayiie the 15*^ of October 1650 there 
was exhibited a Petition or Request of the Pev*^ 
M'' John Wheelwright Minister of the Gospel of Christ that 
he might erect a Saw Mill at the Fales of Agunquat River 
or some other convenient Place — The Govern^' Majestrates 
& Deputies takeing into Consideration how much it might 
advance y^ Populating propagating & Benefiting the Coun- 
trie both in Trade & other wayes in affording Boards cheaper 
then they can be sawne by Hand, & men that imploy them- 
selves in that might imploy their Times in Husbandry & 
other ways other Considerations : Thought fit to grant his 
Request & with unius animus & free Consent do give their 
Approbation, that the s'^ M"" John Whelwright may for him 
his Heirs Exec" & Assignes, frame erect & set up any 
Sawe Mill or Myles in any Place as afores"^ w^'* free & 
sole Liberty of Timber for that Imployment Provided it be 
not within the Divident Grant or Lotte formerly granted, 
by Sir Ferdinado Gorges his Heires or Assignes : And also 
the s'^ M"^ John Whelwright doth covenant to allow for the 
General Good & to y^ Publique Charge of y^ Countrie in 
Consideration of the Grant & Liberty to him given that he 
his Heirs Exec" Admin" & Assignes will pay or cause to be 
paid into the Treasurie or Collector for the Countryes Stock 
the Sum of Twelve Pence for every Thousand Foot of Boards 
that shall be sawne as aboves*^ & to give a just Accounte 
twice in the Year if called thereunto. Given granted & 
assented thereunto this 15"' of Octob^ 1650. And for Con- 



Part I, Fol. 12, 13. 

firmation they have hereunto set their Hand with the Scale 
of this Province. Edward Godfrey Gov'^ 

This is a true Coppie of the Original Nic"^ Shapleigh 

taken the 29^^^ Day of March — 50. Abra : Preble 

p me Basill Parker Re : Cor : Basill Parker 



[13] Know all Men by these Presents that Mr shapieighs 
we the Inhabitants of Sturgeon Creek & Towns- ^^^i^^^aw- 

^ Mill at Stur- 

men appointed for the Township of Kittery do geonCreek 
hereby give & grant unto Nicholas Shapleigh of 
Kittery afores^ all o"" Right & Priviledges whatsoever to him 
his Heirs & Assignes for ever so far as in us lyeth w^^ is to 
say to set down a Saw Mill or Mills in the Creek above- 
named with Right to & Property in all the Timber both Pine 
& Oak standing & being in the Swamps w'^^ are & may be 
known by the Name of Sturgeon Creek Swamps on the 
North Side of the Creek with a Tracke of Land w°^ shall be 
laid out by the s*^ Townesmen adjacent unto the s'^ Mill or 
Mills. In Witness whereof we haue hereunto set our Hands 
even this present 25*^ of FeV^ 1649. John Hord The Mark 
of Nich« NF Frost. 

Signed in the Presence of George Walton The Mark of 
Jeremy h Sheares Recorded by me the 16*^' of May 1651. 
Basill Parker Re : Cor. 



This Indenture made the 16*^ of Feb^^ 1650. Thomas waye 

, his Grant 

Witnesseth that Edward Godfrey for divers 
Considerations him thereunto especially moveing hath 
granted enfeoffed & confirmed unto Thomas Waye his Heirs 
Exec'^^ & Assignes for ever One Tract of Land lying & 
being on the South Side of the River of Cape Neddicke but- 
ting & bounding North East on the Necke of Land where 



Paet I, FoL. 13. 

Sylvester Stover dwelleth East on the Sea Southward 
towards Cape Neddicke bemg a Necke of Land contamhig 
Twelve Ackers be it more or less with free Coinonedge of 
Pasture & all other Priviledges belonging to the other 
Inhabitants To him & his Heires for ever He or they paying 
& allowing unto the s^ Edward Godfrey his Heires & 
Assignes for ever Two Days Work of a Man within Ten 
Days after Demand made or the Valew thereof as others 
that hould ther Land on the same Conditions. In Witnes 
whereof he hath hereunto put his Hand & Seale the Day 
afores'^ p me Edward Godfrey. 

Sealed & deliv'^ in Presence of Basill Parker. 

Recorded the 20*'' of May p me Basill Parker Re : Cor. 



This witnesseth y* I Tho : Gorges Esquire, Deputy G[ov'] 
of the prouince of Mayne, doe hy these p^'sents in behalfe of 
Sir fFardinando Gorges K* Ld propriator of the sd prouince, 
Grant unto Ed : Small of Pischataqua one hundred acers of 
Land or there abouts, to him, his heyres, or assignes for euer, 
the sd Land lijng betweene two Crickes of each 
Gorges ^'^^^ ^^f ^j^g housc, of the sd Edward Small, & soe 

To 

sraaii ])ackeward l)y all that l)readth vnto Sturgion 

Cricke, y eliding & paijng for the p^'mises unto 
[S""] ffardinando Gorges, his heyres, & assignes, ffiue shil- 
lin[gs] yearly 29 : day Septeb : witnesse my hand 25 : July : 
1643 

Witnesse hereunto a true Coppy tran- Tho : Gorges Dep*-'' 
Roger Garde/ scribed out of y"" Gou^' 

originall Jano : 12 : 52/ 
p Ed : Rish worth Record 



This deed of indenture mayd June 23 ano : 1647, betweene 
Ed : Small of the RiH of Pischataqua on the one party, & 



Part I, Fol. 13, 14. 

Antiphus Mauaricke of y^ yles of shooles on the other party, 
Witnesseth that I Ed : Small for, & in Consideration of 
ffourty ffiue pounds or the ualew thereof Recead, by me the 
sd Ed : Small, at or before the sealing hereof, do alienate, 
sell, inifeffe, & confirm from . . my hey res, 

To executo''^ & assignes, unto the sd Antiphus Mau- 

ar[icke] his heyres & assignes for euer, all y* my 

dwelling house f . . . enclosed, with all the appurtenances 

yrto belonging, & appt as also all that Tract pcell 

& proportion of Land, assigned by Mr Tho : Gorges, Deputy 
GoQ for the prouince of Mayn[e] as by his deed bearing 
date the 25*^^ July : 1643 : being one hundred acers lijing 
betwixt the two Crickes, of each side of y^ house of the sd 
Ed : Small, & all y* breadth backeward to St [urge] on Cricke, 
with all priuiledges & imunitys thereto belonging or any wise 
appertayning : vnto the sd Antipus, & his heyres for euer, 
discharging &, exonorating him from any forni bargane, 
sayle, & morgage, as alsoe any, dues, rents, arereges, scer- 
uices, to the Cheefe Ld or Lords of the ffee yrof, from the 
first possession yrof, till the feast of S* Michaell last passd, 
in witnesse hereto I haue put to my hand & scale this 23^^ of 
June : 1647/ Recorded Ed : Smale Q^l^) 

Sealed & deliu*^ in the Jano : 12 : 52/ 

p^sens of us, p Ed : Rish worth 

With likewise possession & Recor^^ 

season of house & m-ound, oiuen 

Jo" Treworgye 

Natha : Mauericke 



ri41 Whereas John Ball Thomas Wave Syl- J^^^^^i 
vester Stover & Michaell Powell Fishermen find- syiv^ stover 
ing a convenient Place for Building a Stage for their Grant 
Fishing with other AccoiTiodations for Setting up 
the Fishing Trade in the River of Cape Neddicke the most 



Part I, Fol. 14, 15. 

convenients Place being on the North East Side of the s^ 
River w^^ Land is now justly belonging to M^' John Goug &c. 
by Grant from M^ Oliver Godfrey whereby they can not 
have such Accomodation there for their Livelihood of Plant- 
ing & subsisting on the shore Imployment Now for as much 
as it concerns the Generall Good of the Country as well as 
their . pticular Profit & for their better Incouragement it is 
thought meet by M'" Henry Jocelyn De : Gov^ & M^ Edward 
Godfrey Com'" for this Province Mayne that the s'^ John 
Ball Thomas Way Sjdvester Stover & Michaell Powell 
should have assurance of Some congruent Portion of Land 
where it may be had not prejudicing others & best for them 
Whereas they desu'e the Neck of Land opposite to M^ John 
Gouges Plantation the s*^ Neck being on the South Side of 
the River & not yet disposed of & as supposed to be in the 
Liinits of Accomenticus Patent & so may come in the Divi- 
dent of W Edward Godfrey w^^ if it do the s'l Edward doth 
give the same to the s'^ John Ball Thomas Waye Sylvester 
Stover & Michaell Powell their Heirs & Assigns for ever 
The s'^ Neck of Land to run West to the Cove where some- 
time Lander & Hame fished with the M'""^' of the s'^ Cove & 
all Coinonedge as is usual they paying such Acknowledgment 
& Services as is accustomed if the Heires of Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges should frustrat M*" Godfreys Grant yet this being for 
the Good of the Country we think fit according to the Trust 
in us reposed this Grant to be made good to them their 
Heires & Assignes for ever & so to be recorded. In Court 
given under Hands the 3*^ July 1649. 

Henry eTocelyn D : G : Edward Godfrey. 
Recorded the 21^^ of May 1651 p me Basill Parker Re : Cor : 



[15] This Indenture & Deed made the 7^^ Day of June 
1651 between M"^ Nicholas Shapleigh of Kittery in the River 
of Piscataquacke Merchant on the One Party & 

Shapleigh 

M'' Hugh Gunnison now here Resident on the to 
other Party witnesseth that the s^ M^ Nicholas ^^^^^^^^ 



Paet I, FoL. 15. 

Shapleigli for divers Considerations here expressed & other 
Motives him thereunto especially moving hath lett set & con- 
firmed all his Edifices Lands Accomodations & Priviledges 
at the Point where M*" William Hilton now dwelleth con- 
taining Five Hundred Acres for the Tearm of Twenty One 
Years from the Day of y*^ Date afores*^ fiilly to be completed 
& ended unto him his Heirs Exec''^ & Assignes ; for which 
The said M^ Hugh Gunnison his Heirs Exec""^ or Assignes is 
to satisfie & pay unto the s'^ M"" Nicholas Shapleigh his Heirs 
Exec""' or Assignes in Fish Oyle & Provisions the Sum of 
Eighty Pounds Sterling the ]\feiety or One Half in June 
1652 the other in June 1653 with the Acknowledgment of 
Five Shillings yearly to be spent in Wine or other Wares. 
The s*^ Land to begine where the Deed maketh mention 
& so upwards towards Cap* Francis Champernownes Land 
until the s*^ Five Hundred Acres be accomplished. If any 
Mines shall be found within the s*^ Tract of Land afores*^ that 
then the Parties afores*^ shall joyntly enjoy the Benefit & 
Profit thereof. In witness whereof they have interchange- 
ably set to their Hands & Seals the day & Year above 
written. 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Nic : Shapleigh. 

in the Presence of Kecorded the 22*^ of June 1651. 

Edw Godfrey Basill Parker, p me Basill Parker Re : Cor. 



Whereas it is the Request of Edward Rishworth to y® 
Honor*^ Court of the Province of Mayne to have Liberty to 
erect & set up a Sawe Mill or Mills in some convenient 
Place within the Limits of the s*^ Province We therefore the 
Governor & Assistants with the Consent of the 
whole Court do give & grant unto the said 
Edward in divers good Considerations free Liberty to erect 
& set up a Mill or Mills at Cape Nuttacke River or some 
other convenient Place not already granted within y® Bounds 



Part I, Fol. 15. 

of this Jurisdiction for him his Heirs Exec^'^ & Assignes for 
ever & to have all the Upland w'' the s'^ Mill or Mills are 
granted & shall be erected or set up within One Quarter of 
a Mile of the s^ Mill & the sole Propriety of y^ Timber fit 
for that Use except it be for Building & Fencing within y® 
Compass of Three Miles up the s'^ Eiver & Two Miles of 
each Side of the River distant from the Mill or the s*^ Mills — 
Provided the s*^ Edward is to pay Six Pence p Thousand for 
every Thousand he cutts & to give an Account thereof annu- 
ally upon Demand to the Country. As also we doe grant 
unto the said Rishworth or his Assignes the Quantity of 
Twenty Acres of Marsh in that great Meadow lying betwixt 
the River Ogunquit & Cape Nuttacke River w'^^ is not 
already granted. In Witness whereof we have set to our 
Hands at the Day & Date hereof Province Mayne Pischa. 
20. October 1651. A true Record witnessed p us Edw : 
Godfrey Thomas Withers Rich^ Banks Nic'' Shapleigh, 
Antho : Emery. Abra : Preble. 
Vera Copia Teste Edward Godfrey. 



These Presents testifie that for & in Consideration of Two 
Hundred & Twenty Pounds already received We William 
Ellingham & Hugh Gayle have bargained & sold & by these 
Presents do give & grant unto M'" Tho : Broughton of Bos- 
ton our whole Interest in a Saw Mill situate in Sturgeons 
Creek upon Pischataqua River with all our Priviledges & 
Rights in any kind belonging thereunto for the said Thomas 
Broughton peaceably to hould to him & his Heirs for ever 
as their proper Right & Inheritance our whole Interest being 
each of us One Quarter Part of the s<* Mill warranting the 
s"^ Sale to the s'^ M"" Tho : Broughton & his Heirs for ever 
free from all Titles Claimes Mortgages & Entanglements 
whatsoever that might hinder the s"^ Thomas or his Heirs 
or Assignes from a peaceable Enjoyment of the afores^ 



Part I, Fol. 15. 

Premises. Witness our Hands & Seales this 15. OctoV 
1651. It is further engaged that in Consideration of the 
afores^ Sum w^^ by us Hugh & William we received we also 
have sold unto the s*^ M^ Tho : Broughton 300*^ Board Loggs 
which we have already felled & Cross cutted & 63 of the s^ 
Loggs are drawed to the s*^ Saw Mill. We also further 
engage to keep the s*^ Saw Mill in Imployment for the s** 
Tho : Broughton till the First of December 1651. 

his 



Subscribed Sealed & deliv- William Ellinofham 



WE 



ered in the Presence of ™^^^ 

his 



Brian Pendleton Hugh Gayle 

Hattevil Nutter. 



/f9 



mark 



The Wife of William Ellingham did in Court acknowl- 
edge her free Consent to this Bargain & Sale abovementioned 
made by her Husband to M"^ Broughton OctoV 15. 51. 
p me Edw*^ Rishworth Eecord"" 



Articles of Agreement made agreed & concluded upon 
betwixt John Lainder of Pischata : Sailor on the One Partie 
So John Billine of the same Place Fisherman on the other 
Party witnesseth as folio weth this 10*^ Day of Jan'^ 1649 — 
Impr^ It is concluded & agreed upon betwixt both Parties 
that John Billing is to have the House w°^ hath the Chimney 
in it being the Western End of the House & the Loft over 
it And John Laind^ is to have the Chamber being the East- 
erne End of the House & the Loft ov"" it And John Billine 
is to have halfe y® Land y* is clear & already fenced & his 
Part is to be bounded to the South And John Lander is to 
have the other Part bounded to the North And John Lander 
is to have One Halfe of the Shallop as all Things thereto 
belono:ino: And the s*^ John Lander is to have the Starbord 
Side & John Billine the Larbord Side And the other Halfe 
thereto belonging And the s*^ Lander is to have free Egress 



Part I, Fol. 15, 16. 

& Eegress to come to the Fire for his Uses so long as his 
Occasions shall need And Billine is to have One Half of all 
the Land that is uncleared that doth belong unto the s^ 
House & it is to lie bounded to the South And the s*^ Lander 
is to have the other bounded to the North And John Billine 
is to have the Old Sowe & Two young Shoats And Lander 
the Young Sow and 2 Young Shotes all which Land & 
Goods are sequally to be divided & delivered to both Parties 
before the Sealing hereof. In Witness whereof both Parties 
have interchangeably set to their Hands & Seals the Day 

Year above written. John Lainder his Mark ^r- Signed 
Sealed & delivered with Possession of House & Land 
Goods in Presence of Willi : Wormewood his Mark ^ John 
Reynolds. Jan'^' 12. 1652. Ed : Rishworth Records 



[16] These Presents witness that I Richard Vines Stew- 
ard General of the Province of Mayne have given & granted 
unto Tho : Furnell the Sonn of Renald Furnell of Piscataqua 
River Chieurgion for & in the Behalfe of Sir Fardinando 
Gorges Kilt L : & Proprietor of the s^^ Province of Mayne 
Two Islands lying & being on the North East Side of Pischat- 
aqua River afores"^ coihonly called or known by the name of 
Puddingtons Islands the s*^ Thomas Furnell yielding & pay- 
ing unto the s^ S' Fardin : Gorges his Heirs or Assigns Two 
Shillings & Six Pence Yearly Given under my Hand this 
Third Day of May 1645. Rich : Vines 

This Deed I know & acknowledge to be M^ Richard Vines 
his Act & Deed written with his own Hand p me Edw : God- 
frey Govern^ Recorded this 16 Octob^' 1651. p Ed : Rish- 
worth Record"" 



Part I, Fol. 16. 

Vera Copia Copiee 

Memorand: That M^ Alexand^ Shapleigh 
when the Marsh within mentioned was divided did find that 
Nico : Frost had two little Marsh^ for his Stock of Cattle 
& therefore did freely give him the Five Acres of Marsh 
allotted to Him the s*^ Alexand^ Shapleigh. Witness my 
Hand the last of May 1643. Eoger Gaurde Ed: Godfrey. 
Will Walderne Record^ 

Recorded Octob^ 16. 1651. p Ed : Rishworth Record^ 



(May 16. 1645) 

Granted to John Billine in the Behalfe of Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges a pcell of Marsh at Braveboat Harbour lying between 
the House lately Stephen Crayffords & the great Rock con- 
taining by Estimation Four Acres or thereabouts, also 
granted unto John Lander a Parcell of Marsh next adjoyning 
to the afores*^ Marsh on the North Side containing Two Acres 
or thereabouts. Witness my Hand the Day & Year above 
written. Roger Garde. 

Jan^ 12. 52. p Ed : Rishworth Record^ 



Smith To all Christean people unto whome these prs- 

To 

Downing ©^ts shall comc I Gcorgc Smyth of Doner send- 

eth greeting in our L : god eMas^ Know ye y* I 
y® sd George Smyth for & in Consideration of & for the some 
of six pounds thirteene shillings ffoure peece sterling, well & 
truly satisfyd & payd at & before the sealing & deliuery 
here of, by Dinnis Downing of Kittery, haue granted bar- 
ganed, & sould, & by these prsents do grant bargane & sell, 
vnto y^ sd Dinnis Dowing all y* Message or tenement in Kit- 
tery w^in the sd Dynnis now dwelleth, & heretofore in y® 
possession of one John Nugrose situate & being neare to the 



Part I, Fol. 16, 17. 

Riuer of pischataqua betwixt ffrankes ifort & watts ffort, & 
alsoe thirty acers of Vpland, lijng & being neare vnto j^ sd 
message, & tenement, togeather w^^ all gfitts Coinoditys, & 
priuiledges to j^ prmises belonging wth y^ appurtinances to 
haue, & to hould, the sd meessage or tenemett, 30 acers 
of -land, & other the prmises vnto the sd Dinnis Dowing, his 
hey res executors, administrators & assignes for euer more, in 
witnesse w^'of I haue here vnto sett my hand, & scale dated 
this 18 day of Decemb : 1650/ in the yeare of our Lord/ 
Sealed & deliued in the prsen^ of, George Smj^th/ 

vs, 

Nic : Shapleigh, 

John Hall 

George Bransons marke 2 

This order by a letter from John New2froue, 

Newgrove ° 

To gaue m"" Smyth his pouer of Sayle as ffolloweth 

in a letter for y^ same purpose, which sayth y* if 
mr Smyh, can, he must sell y"" house & ground of the sd 
Newgroves, till I come to yo", or sett to any one whom yee 
see fitting, & I would entreat you to make y^ writtings for 
y^ Conuayance of it ouer to you, & send it to me me hy y^ 
next y* Coiheth, & I will putt my hand to them/ 

This here specifyd was written in a letter from John 
Nugroaue to mr Syth, by which he had pouer to sell y® 
abouesd p^'mises thereby given him, from y^ sd Newgroawe/ 
Octob : 17 : 1651/ p Ed : Rishworth 

Recor^ 



[17] Know all men whom it may Concerne 
N. Shapleigh yt J Nicholas Shapleigh, do l>y these p'sents bind 
Kittery Hic my licyrcs & assignes, vnto the inhabitants of 

Sturgion Cricke, so soone as any mills shall be 
sett vp in the sd Cricke, to keepe two Cannows, on the vp 
side of the sd Damne, for thejre transportation, & likewise 



Part I, Fol. 17. 

w" the sd inhabitants shall find thejre marshes to be oMowne 
at any tyme, w"^ it may hurt them, vpon notis from them, to 
take vp the wast gates, further what boards the sd inhabi- 
tants of sturgion Cricke shall want for y"" necessary bujlding, 
I promisse them and thejres to deliuer them at Three shil- 
lings p hundred, witnesse my hand, Nic : Shapleigh 
(March : 18 : 51) Kecorded p Ed : Rishworth Recor*^ 



Eiiingham Tlicsc p^seuts are an acknowledgment of an 

To 

Broughton uttcr disclamc of all title & interest in any Tym- 
ber, belonging to Sturgion Cricke swamp, in 
regard of the peaceable enioyment of the sd Tymber by 
Thomas Braughton, this acknowledgment giuen this 10th of 
Decemb : 1651/ The marke of 

William Eiiingham \X/C^ 

Witnesse, Nathaniell Hugh G-ayle his marke 

Biscoe p Ed : Rishworth Recor*^ 




Eiiiingham ^his wituesscth y* William Eiiingham of Stur- 



To 



Braughton g^on Crickc In y^ Towne of Kittery, for value- 
wable Consideration, hath given, granted, & 
barganed, sould, infeffed, & Confirmed, & doth by these 
p'^sents, for him selfe, & his heyres executo^'^ & administra- 
tors, giue, grant, bargane, sell, infefie, & confirme, vnto 
Thomas Braughton of Boston, foure acers of Land, with one 
dwelling house vpon it, situate & being neare Sturgion Cricke, 
& ioyning to y^ saw mill y* now standeth on the sd Sturgion 
Cricke : The aforesd fibure Acers of Land was formerly 
granted to the sd William Eiiingham, by the Towne of Kit- 
tery, & now by the sd Will : Eiiingham sould with the Dwell- 
ing House & Garden fenced in unto the s*^ Thomas Broughton 
to have & to hold to him & his Heirs for ever to their own 



Part I, Fol. 17. 

proper Use & Behoofe And the s*^ William Ellingham doth 
hereby resign the abovementioned Premises & every Part 
thereof unto the Use of the s"^ Thomas Broughton his Heirs 
Exec^'^ Admin^^ & Lawful Assignes. In Witness whereof the 
fores'^ William Ellingham hath hereunto sett his Hand & 
Seale the thirtieth Day of October 1651. The Mark of 
Sealed subscribed & delivered to the T/l/T^ ( ^^^ \ 

Use of y^ abovenamed Thomas / 

Broughton in the Presence of William Ellingham 

The Mark of Hugh Gayle /f^ Trustrum Ellford. 

Aprill 12. 52. p Edw : Rishworth Record"^ 



These Presents testifie that for & in Consideration of 
Forty Shillings in Hand received I William Ellingham of 
Agamenticus Carpente'" have bargained & sold given &> 
granted & do by these Presents bargain & sell give &> grant 
unto Thomas Broughton of Boston Mer : . . a Parcel of 
Land situate at Sturgions Creek on the other Side the Creek 
over against the Land now in the Possession of the .... 
Broughton the s*^ Land now bargained & sold being in Quan- 
tity Forty Acres it being a Grant for so much Land in the 
s'^ Place fi'om the Towns Men of Kittery The w"^ Parcell of 
Land I bargain & sell give & grant to the s*^ Tho : Brough- 
ton peaceably to enjoy to him & his Heirs for ever as his & 
their proper Right & Inheritance hereby warranting him & 
them from all Titles Claims or Molestations in any Kind 
which might hinder the s** Thomas or his Heirs from due & 
quiet enjoyment of the same. In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my Hand & Seale 2V^ Feb^ 1651. William 
Ellingham 

his V\<!^ Mark QZx) 
Sealed & delivered in the Presence of Richard 
Croade William Tilly, June 18. 52. 

p Edw : Rishworth Record'' 



Part I, Fol. 18. 

[18] To all Christian People to whome these Presents 
shall come Health & Peace in our Lord God everlasting. 
Amen Know all Men by these Presents that I M"^ Powles 
Indian & Sagamore of Newichewanacke have for Five 
Pounds Sterling payd to me in Hand by Tho : Spencer & 
acknowledged to be received &> for Divers other good Causes 
& valuable Considerations me moving thereunto have bar- 
gained and sould unto the s*^ Thomas Spencer his Heirs & 
Assignes a Parcell of Land called by the Name of Quamp- 
hegon & bounded betwixt the Two little fresh Creeks near- 
est adjoyning unto the same & the uppermost Bounds in 
Length to go to the First little Swamp that lieth at the 
upper End of the said Ground w^^ Parcel of Land I the s'^ 
Sagamore M^ Rowles do bind myself my Heirs & Assignes 
mover to molest with Law or without Tho : Spencer his Heirs 
©r Assignes in y^ Enjoying of the s^ Parcel or Portion of Land 
for euer freely. And in witness to the Truth hereof I have 
hereunto set my Hand this 19 D : March 1650 in the Year 
of our Lord. The Mark of 

Signed & delivered in the Presence of ^^Y^^^'tK/? 

Humphrey Chadborne / ^ 

The Mark of John White N Sagamore Eowles 

Wouessefferos Whittmasse 

The Grant & Sayle Kecorded June 18. 52. p Edw : 
Bishworth Record"" 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Thomas Spencer 
dwelling at Newgewanacke in New England of my own vol- 
untary Consent & by the Consent of my Wife Patience 
Spencer have in Consideration of Seventy Pounds Sterling 
already in Hand received sould bargained & by these Pres- 
ents do sell give and grant unto Thomas Broughton of Boston 
in NewEngland Merchant afores*^ a Parcell of Land lying 
upon that Land called by the Name of Quamphegon Great 



Part I, Fol. 18, 19. 

River over against j^ Falls whereon is planted a Saw Mill 
comonly known by the Name of Cap* Wiggines & m^ Brod- 
streets Saw Mill together with the s*^ Falls on which the s'^ 
Mill is planted my Propriety extending it selfe Halfe way 
over the s"^ River called by the name of Quamphegon River 
The afores^ Land extending it selfe above & below the.s*^ 
Falls bounded with Two Little Fresh Creeks or Rivers near- 
est adjoyning to the same & the uppermost Bounds in Length 
to go to the First Little Swamp that lieth at the upper End 
of the s*^ Ground being a Corner farthest Distant from the s** 
River The Rest is wanting 



[19] This deed mayd this 25 of June 1652/ betwixt mr 
Edward Godfrey on the one party, & william Ellingham & 
Hugh Gayle on y^ other party, witnesseth y* y° sd Edward 
in the behalfe of him selfe and assotiates by vertue of a 

pattent bearing date 23 March 1637 & diuission 
Godfrey ^^ ^^^ made 11th June 1641, as by j"" same 

Eiiinghan morc at large doth & may appere, hath Right 

title & interest in Certen Lands, at a Cricke Coin- 
only Cauld & know by y^ name of mr Gorge his Creeke, In 
Agamenticus, for diuerse good Causes & Considerations him 
y^ sd Edward espetially mouing, doth giue grant alinate infeffe 
& Coniirme unto y® sd William Ellingham, & Hugh Gayle, y"" 
heyi'es & assignes for euer, on pcell of vpland Contaynig 50 
Acers more or lesse, with all the marsh of the South East 
side of y^ sd Cricke : to begine South East or southwardly 
from y*^ lower Coue & soe vp the Cricke to y^ Coue or Riuer- 
lett wheare Allwiues were formerly taken, wch is one hun- 
dred & ffiueteene Rodd or poole, & to goe backe 70 Rodd : 
They y° sd will : Ellingham & Gayle y"^ heyres & assignes 
y eliding & paijng unto y^ sd Ed : Godfrey his heyres & 
assignes fiuety peece or y° ualew y^of p Ario : or yearly, for 
acknowledgment if Demanded, the first payment to begine 



Part I, Fol. 19, 20. 

seuen years after y*^ date hereof, In witnesse yr . . haue 
Interchangably putt to thejre hands & seales y^ day & yeare 
abousd, possession, measure, & liuery & season was done in 
p^'sence of 

Abra : Preble, Major p me Ed : Godfrey [^l^) 

Signed sealed & Deliuerd 

in p^'sense of This deede recorded by me July 

Anne Godfrey 12 : 53/ Ed : Rishworth R[ecord'-] 

The marke of william vva Ashley. 



[20] Edward Godfrey of Agamenticus doth 
To bind & acknowledge himselfe to be indebted to 

Eiiingham "vvilliam Elliugham, & Hugh Gayle the some of 
two Hundreth pounds. 
The Condition of this recogniscence is such, y* where as 
the sd William & Hugh haue already erected a saw mill, & 
do intend to Erect more mills with a Corne mill, & Certen 
Lands in this Riuer of Agamenticus, with y^ Consent of 
y® Inhabitants & the sd Ed : Godfrey, as by an instrument 
to y* seffect doth & may appere, & to haue of the sd Ed : 
Godfrey 50 acers of vpland for the accomodation to them, & 
y^ heyres for euer, the sd Ed : Godfrey doth bind him selfe 
his heyres, & assignes to warrand & mantayne the grant & 
title of the 10*^ of Aprill, as alsoe the sd £&uety acers of land, 
& the marsh on the South East side of the Cricke w'* they 
set yr Corne mill, being aboue it : from all titles & demainds 
w^soeuer, by any pson or psons laijng clayme yr unto, to 
them & yr heyres for eu), which if pformed ; this Pecogni- 
scence to be uoyd, or else to stand in full force, & uertue, in 
witnesse he hath here two putt his hand, & scale this 7*^ June 
1652/ 

Acknowledged in p^sence of p me Ed : Godfrey/ 

& before this Recogniscence record 

Abraham Preble/ July : 12 : 52/ p Ed : Rishworth 

Record/ 



Part I, Fol. 20, 21. 

A Coppy of letter sent by Edward Rawsone Secetary, from 
the Court of y® Massatusetts, in answere to a letter sent by 
Ed : Godfrey Goue^ of the prouince of Mayne, touching y® 
Massatusetts Claynie of the prouince. To y^ worshp^^, his 
much respected frejnd Ed : Godfrey Esq'' at Accomenticus 
thes p^'sent. 

Sir 

Our Generall Court hauing ])y mr Richard Leader recead 

a letter dated the last of May : 1652/ signed by 

Massa- jqi- qqI^q j^ the Name of the prouince of mayne, 

chusetts 

Claim & y^'in intimating your ill Resentment of our 

^^ l^ij^g clame & title to the sd prouince of mayne, 

of iMain witliout Icauc from y^ proprieto'"^ or from those 

to whome it belongs, wch you say this Court 
intends to aeffect by thejre pattent, or lyne, or Consent or 
all of them &c : In answere w^'unto w^^' w* else is yo*" letter 
expressed, I am required by our generall Court, to returne 
you this answere, That w'" as you are plesed to writt that in 
Apr ill 14 of his Maies* : Reign ])oth our pattents, & diuerse 
others were then questioned at y*^ Counsell Table : & quaere 
made of the ualidity of any pattent, but this of the Massa- 
tusetts, and y* many of our inhabitants, & some of our 
Agents, then stood mutte : But yo'" selfe answered the 
obiections in clearing the shipp stayed, as other things y^ 
Concerned the good of this Countrey ; we answere first y* 
our pattent onely was then questioned, & sued by a quo 
warranto, & sent for, yet it hath pleased god soe to order in 
his good prouidence towards us, j^ it proceded not to Judg^ : 
but the pattent doth still stand firme according to the first 
grant ; vnder y^ great scale. And since the most Honora- 
ble CoiTian wealth of England hath owned us, our pattent & 
Jurisdiction, w^'as the Grand pattent of plymouth as we are 
informed is Cauled in, by a quo warranto in the [21] Cheefe 
Court in Westminster, & then all other pattents from & 
under them, must needs fall, (though subduing of Lands 
legall possessions, are euer to be allowed & Confirmed, & if 



Paet I, FoL. 21. 

our agents, & as you writt, some of our inhabitants stood 
mute, we beleiue they thought it thejre wisedome soe to doe ; 
knowing that the then Coiisell had not legall pouer to pro- 
ceed aganst the pattent, & y^fore they needed not to speake 
in it : But w^'as your selfe was pleased to answer obiections, 
we cannot but thankefuUy acknowledge yo^' kindnesse 
towards us : & w^'as you writt y* in our answere the 6th 
Septeb : ditto we were then well satisfyd to hould our 
owne : we say we are so still, as appears by w* hereafter 
ffoUoweth is expressed : For w'as you seemed to sett out 
the lymitts of our pattent 3 miles North East of Merri- 
macke or Monemacke Riu) at the side, which then was 
knowne, & y^ Riu) is of another denomination vp wards : In 
answere w^unto wee say, y* if you had Well pvsed the 
words of our pattent, & y^ true sence of them, we belejue 
you woud Change yo^ mind : & y* noe line is intended to be 
stretched by us, beyond the true intent of the pattent 
G-ranted to us, neither is it in our thoughts to bereaue you 
of any of your iust rights, imunitys, or priuiledges, wch 
you say you have soe dearly bought : ffurthermore, w^as 
as you say if you were under our Jurisdiction, it hath beene 
but little charity y* wee should take soe little care of your 
Regement, or religion, & y^fore we must excuse you, if you 
be the more wary to p^serue yo"* rights &c : Our answere is, 
y* it was some yeares after we came hither, before we knew 
the extent of our line, the date & ualidity of other pattents 
Contayned yrin, or bordering yrvpon as now we doe, & 
yrfore were slow to do any thing y* might occasion anie 
Clashing yrin, till all doubts in y* respect were remoued, as 
you Cannot but obserue in our procedings w^^ those of 
Pischataqua, soe in regard of yo^ selues, thoe we haue been 
long since satisfyd, by those whome we Imployed to runne 
our Northerly line, y* y® place w^ you inhabite did fall w^^in 
our Jurisdiction : yet for as much as the people satt downe 
& gouerned by uertue of a pattent, & keept good Corres- 
pondency w*^ us ; & the people thejre soe fare as we knew 



Part I, Fol. 21. 

being well contented wth the GoQ* y"" established, for these 
& some other reasons we Contented our selues with a lesse 
formall Challenge of our right, & prosecution of y^ same yet 
were we not wanting to assirt our right, as occasion was 
giuen. But understanding of late, y* you had resisted the 
pattent, which is now submitted to us in poynt of Jurisdic- 
tion, & incroached further vpon our lymitts, & y^ a Consid- 
erable part of y^ people [there] are desirous to come under 
our GoQt, we Judg it hy tyme now fully to clame our 
Eight ; & accordingly to take order for the GoQt of the In- 
hal^itants y^ : And y'fore Sir I am required to signify unto 
you, y* our Court doth herel)y Challenge, clayme, & demand 
our Just right with you, & oul yo^ respectiue Jurisdiction, 
ouer your psons, & lands not appropriated to any under the 
Colour of prtended right, by pattent or Combination hith- 
erto you haue exersised ; Assuring you, & eQy inhabitant 
Vh joxx^ that eQy pson amongst you shall ^equally shayre in 
all acts of fauour & Justis, wch by vertue of Gouerment 
anny of ours doe enioy, or may expect : Nor shall any pson 
(we hope) haue anie iust Cause to Complayne, but if still 
notwithstanding w* hath beene & is clearely demonstrated, 
you shall not Harken unto us nor Comply in submitting to 
us : Our Court doth hereby protest aganst any further of 
yo^ actings or procedings, by uertue of any pretended pat- 
tent, or Combination w^soeuer ; And though we are fully 
& clearly satisfy d, that the Extent of our Line runnes so fare 
from y*^ Northerly pt of Meremacke, alias Monnomacke 
Eiuer, as takes in not the Land onely wch you clame or 
prtend Jurisdiction ouer, but much further ; yet for your 
satisfaction if you desire it we shall be willing, that our lyne 
shall againe be streched from 3 miles Northward to the 
Northermost branch of Merremacke Riuer, by a streight 
line from the East to y^ west sea ; according to y^ words 
of our pattent & this to be done by able artests, who shall 
vpon oath make a true returne yr of: And soe you may be 
putt out of doubt of the right of our Clayme & interest : 



Part I, Fol. 21, 22. 

And y^fore we haue for ye prsent sent our trusty & well 
beloued frejnds Captajn will : Hawthorne, Cap* Jo" Leuerett 
& mr Plen : Bartholomew to unpart out further mids to you : 
& to receaue yo'' answere, or otherwise fully to make such 
accord with you, as may aduance gods glory, promott the 
peace of us, & yo^ selues,. wch is sequally aymed at by 

Sir 
A true Coppy taken Yo^louing frejnds 
Boston 12:4: out of the originall Edward Rawson Secres. 
(1652) sent subscribed by By order of the General 

my mr Rawson, Court/ 

p Ed : Rish worth 
Recor^: July: 13: 1652/ 



[22] A Coppy of an answere to the foregoing letter of mr 
Rawsons, by Ed : Godfrey Gou) for & in the behalfe of y® 
prouince of Mayne,/ 

Sir, I receaued a letter bearing date 12 : d : M : 4 : 52/ 
signed by your selfe, w'ln we pceaue you are owned by the 
state of England : vnder the Couert of whose wings, our 

safety Cheefly depends/ For yo"" information of 
Pro: of ^j^Q grand pattent of Plymouth sued to a quo 

Answer Warranto/ it noe way toucheth us : the tall oi 

other pattents yrby is but onely yo^ Conjecture, 
seing y* an Act of parla* : Novemb : 28 : 48/ doth seem to 
euince the Contrary : 

For our pusall of your pattent, & your line ; We apprhend 
the bounds yrof were sett more than 20 yeares last past, at 
the sea side, & soe vp into y® Countrey from sea to sea, 3 
miles on this side meremacke as all other pattents were, wch 
are no less than tenn in Number, y* we pceaue by the exten- 
tion of yo^ unknowe line, you now willingly labour to 
engraspe : For subduing & clearing Land a possession is good 
(true) but w* tract immunitys & priuiledges wehaue is doubt- 



Part I, Fol. 22. 

fall if we pt wth them we may be shortened of; as well as 
soe many years past you did not procure any for settling or 
procuring pattents : For our Coinitting either a trespasse 
vpon you, our unaduisedly to gather a Crackd title to our 
improuements & possessions, I hope must be as in yo"" letter 
long since you Couselled us left to those whome it Concernes 
to determine. 

If this 21 years you haue beene Contented we should gou- 
erne by uertue of a pattent, with distinct acknowledgment 
of our lawfull authority, & haue keept good Correspondency 
with us. We much maruell, how you now should be discon- 
tented, of wch we neither haue, nor we hope shall giue you 
any iust occasion. 

For resisting any pattent, or encroaching vpon your Juris- 
diction, we utterly disowne : For sul)mitting any pattent to 
you : If you haue right yrto, it needed not : For a Consider- 
able party of the people we know of none (two psons onely 
excepted) whose ill deportments haue been such as the hand 
of Justis hath borne witnesse aganst as well amongst yo"^ 
selues, as us ; & were the Numb of such psons more Consid- 
erable, it were little bono'" for 3^ou to proceed vpon such 
account. For yo'" prtended Jurisdiction ouer our psons & 
lands not appropriated as you say : they are appropriated to 
us, & must not soe easily be pted with : For sharing yo"^ 
fauours to vs : By yo"" fau[ours] Gentlemen/ we are loath to 
part w*'' our praitious lybertys, for unknowne, & uncerten 
fauours. 

For Harkeing to submitt to you, & your protest aganst 
us, for any further proceedings, either by pattent or Combi- 
nation. We resolue to exercise our iust iurisdiction, till it 
shall plese the parlament, the Coinan Weale of England 
otherwise to order, vnder whose pou) & protection Ave are. 

For yo"* streight Line, from the East sea, to j'' west sea. 
I maruell you goe from your bounds, to y^ Inland. 

For Artists to measure your extent, in occasion if necessity 
require we shall understand a little Geogrify, & Gosmogrify, 



Part I, Fol. 22. 

For peace, & sequity we haue eQ aymed at, & still Contin- 
ewed, & will to y^ uttmost of our poul^ endeauor the glory of 
god, the peace & good of y^ Countrey in generall, remajning 
prouince of Mayne, A true Coppy taken yo"* Lo : frejnd 
Pischa : Eiuer^ mouth out of y® originall Ed : Godfrey Gou) 
July : 9 : 52/ p Ed : Rishworth 

Eecor^ July : 13 : 52/ 



In the Towneshipp of Kittery, in the prouince of mayne, 
ouer agnst the Great Harbour/ 

W^'as we william Hawthorne, John Leverett, &> Hen : Bar- 
tholomew, appoynted Commissioners, as may appere by 
order from the Generall Court of the Massatusetts bearing 
date 11 : June : 1652/ to repayre & to treat w^^ the Gentle- 
men of y^ Eastward in the prouince of Mayne : According to 
wch order & Comnission, we the aboue named haue repayred 
to, & had some Conference, w*^ mr Edward Godfrey, Eich : 
Leader, Nicho : Shapleigh, Thomas Withers, & Ed : Eish- 
worth, who declare them selues to be psons in prsent pouer, 
for the ordering & managing of w*so [ever] might be of Con- 
cerment to j"" people of the sd prouince, Thoe the sd 
ps[ons] produced noe Comission y^unto, either one or 
other : We y'fore y^ aboue Named William Hawthorne, Jo" 
Leverett, & Hen : Bartholomew, do hereby declare un[to] 
the inhabitants of the prouince of Mayne ; & to all people 
whome these may Concerne, that y"" doth not appeare to us 
any pouer, or right of pouer, y* the sd Ed : Godfrey, Eich : 
Leader, Mc : Shapleigh ; Tho : Withers and Ed : Eishw[orth] 
hath of Eegement in y^ sd prouince ; but y* the sd prouince 
of mayne, & all the Tract of Land w"'in the same doth ly 
with in the Lymitts of the patte [nt] of y^ Massatusetts : & 
soe by grant, & Charter, under the Great scale of England 
to be under the Jurisdiction y^ of : ffurther we do declare in 
y^ Name & on the behalfe of the iurisdiction of the Massatu- 



Part I, Fol. 22, 23. 

setts, y* all the inhabitants withi[n] the sd prouince, y^ 
shall submitt yrunto, shall freely & quietly possesse & enioy 
all the Lands goods, & chatties apprtaning two, & possessed by 
any' [or] eu)y of them, & y* y*" sd inhabitants & euly of them 
haue right/ & shall sequally shayre in all acts of fauo'' & 
iustis, w''^ by uertue of GroQS any one the inhabitants w^^in 
the sd Jurisdiction, do or may expect to enioy. 

[23] vpon the p^'mises recyted, we the sd Comnissioners 
of the Generall Court, of the massatusetts, doe declare & 
protest aganst any pson, or psons, within the sd prouince, 
his or thejre exercise of Jurisdiction, ouer the inhabitants 
w"^in the same, or any pt y^'of, after the 10th day of Octob : 
1652/ next ensuing the date hereof; with out order from the 
Generall Court, or Counsell of the Massatusetts, In witnesse 
w'of, we haue herevnto putt our hands this 9th : d : July : 
1652 Will: Hawthorne 

John Leverett 
July 14 : 52/ p Ed Rish worth Recor Hen : Bartholomew/ 



A Coppy of the answere & returne of this pap, or protest 9 : 

(July: 52) 

W'^as we Ed : Godfrey God, mr Rich : Leader, mr Shap- 
leigh, Tho : Withers, & Ed : Rishworth Recor, sworne mag- 
estrats for this prouince, of Mayne, haue receau'^ a pap in the 
Nature of a protest, from Capt : Will : Hawthorne, Cap? : 
Jo" Leverett, & mr Hen : Bartholomew, intimating to us not 
to produce a Comnission one or other : To wch we answere, 
y* if either they or their principles did, or had shcAved us any 
Comnission or pouer, of Coiiiand from the parlam* of Eng- 
land, or Consell of state, we would readily haue giuen them 
an account ; And for thejre words of declaration to the 
Inhabitants of the prouince, in generall, & all people : That 
our pouer appers not, & y* we haue no pouer of Regement, 
& that the tract of Land & all this prouince of Mayne, is 



Part I, Fol. 23. 

within the lymitts of the Massatusetts : yet y^ treuth doth & 
shall appear e, that w"" thejre bounds were sett vp more then 
20 years passed, & both before & since many pattents 
granted : for the peopulating, & propegating the Land ; 35000 
hath beene spent, a lawfull iurisdiction hath beene exercised 
in this place by some of us, acknowledged & owned by you 
of the Massatusetts, aproued & iustifyed in England ; And 
Now for these Gentle : to Come with a declaration minitory, 
in the Name onely & behalfe of the iurisdiction of the masat- 
usetts, y* the inhabitants y* shall submitt vnto them, shall 
freely & quiettly possesse & enioy all the land, goods, chatties, 
& y* we shall enioy sequall fauo^^ in acts of Gouerment : 
These proposalls are not in our Judg*^ meete, the tyme, 
places, & psons Considered, we patiently beare them, & sub- 
mitt to be iudged by those whome we acknowledge to be our 
supreme Judges : Aganst exercise of Jurisdiction : We resolue 
& intend to goe on, till lawfull pouer Comand us the Con- 
trary ; as subordinate & depending vpon the Coman Wealth 
of England ; given this 9 July : 52/ 

A true record here of taken 15 : July Ed : Godfrey GoQ/ 
1652/ p Ed : Kishworth Recor Eich : Leader/ 

Nicho : Shapleigh/* 

Tho ; Withers/ 

Ed : Rishworth Recr 



To the Right Honorable Counsell of State 
appoynted by Parlament, 

The Humble Remonstrance 
& petition of the Generall 
Court, assembled in & for [the] 
prounice of mayne in New 
England: 5 : Deceb : 1651/ 
W^ as the parlam* haue declared by an act of y® 3^^ of 
Octob 165 [0] y* the Ylands & other places in America, w^ 
anie English are planted are, & out to be subiect to, and 
dependent vpon England, & hath euer since y^ planting y^'of 



Part I, Fol. 23, 24. 

beene, & out to be subiect to such laws, orders & regulations, 
as are, & shall be mayd by the parlam* of England, & foras- 
much as we take our selues to be members of y^ Grand 
body, thmkmg it our greatest Hono"" & safety so to be ; 
freely & willingly subiecting our selues unto the p^sent 
Gouerme* as it is now established w^^^out a king or house of 
Lords, & y^fore we begg the benefitt of the Coinan safety & 
protection of our Nation, & humbly Craue leaue to p^sent 
unto your Hono^^ our Kemonstrance & petition as ffolloweth/ 

Humbly sheweth y* w^'as diuerse of the inhabitants of this 
prouince by uertue of sundrey pattents & otherwise, haue this 
twenty years ingaged our Hues, estats & industry here, & 
regulated under the pouer & Commission of Sir fiardinan : 
Gorges, who had these pts assigned him [24] ffor a prou- 
ince : Now he being dead, & his sun, by his great losses 
here sustayned, hath taken no order for our Regement, & 
the most of the Commissioners dead, & depted the prouince, 
we were forced & necessitated to ioyne our selues togeather, 
by way of Combination to Gouerne & rule according to the 
Laws of Engld/ 

Our humble request unto your bono" }i'fore is to Con- 
firme our sd pouer, & authority for our better Regement, 
by pouer from your selus, that you would be pleasd to 
declare us members of the Coman Wealth of Engld : & y* 
we & our posteritys may enioy our iihunitys & priuiledges 
as free borne English men, togeather with the Continuation 
of such other Rights, as we enioy as planters, as alsoe sequall 
shayre of yo'" fauours, bestowed on the Colonys in these 
parts, p me Ed : 

Godfrey GoQ, in the behalfe 
vera Copia p Ed : of the Generall Court/ 

Rishworth Recor 



Pakt I, FoL. 24. 

(Aprill: 30 : 1651) 
Know all men by these p^sents, y* I George 
'^^^ Dod doe freely accquitt & discharge, Omphery 

..adborn Chadbome of the 3d part of uictuallmg, & 

wages of my man in the ffrench uioage, w^'in 
myselfe Hen : Parkes, & y^ sd Oumfrey Chadborne, were 
partners togeather, & of all other debts, dews & demands, 
from the beginig of y^ world to this p^'sent day, 

George Dod/ 
Witnesse uera Copia 

Basell Parker/ p Ed : Rishworth Recor : 



Know all men by these p^sents y* I Tho : Gorges Deputy 
Gou[ern''] of the prouince of Mayne, according vnto pouer 
to me deligated from Sir ifardi : Gorges K* Ld propriato"" of 
the sd prouince, for & in consideration of the faithfuU sceru's, 
& long aboad of Tho : Withers of Pischataqua, to & in the 
sd prouince, & for diuerse other good reasons yrunto me 
espetially mouing, haue giuen. Granted, barganed, sould 
enfefft & Confirmed unto the sd Tho : Withers, a Tract of 
land lijng on the North East side of Pischa : RiQ, bounded 
on the North East side of Pischataqua Piu), on the South 
East side with a Cricke, & burnt tree neare 
Gorges adiaccut to y^ ffejld of the sd Tho : Withers, 

Withers ou the south wcst side with the Riu) of Pischat- 

aqua, & on the Nore west side, with a Cricke & 
burnt tree standing on a Coue next adiacent to the North 
west of the fejld, of the sd Tho : Withers, & to goe on a 
streight North & by East line, from the sd tree, & alsoe from 
the aforesd Cricke, & burnt tree East Nore East, untill a 
line being drawne from the heads of the lyne, w^in all may 
Comprehend ifoure hundred acers, & alsoe for the further 
incoragement of the sd Tho : Withers, & for other good 
Considerations I haue alsoe giuen, & granted unto the sd 



/ 



Part I, Fol. 24-26. 

Tlio : withers, two Ylands next adiacent unto y^ house of y^ 
sd Tho : Withers, lijng south & south East, being by Estema- 
tion two hundred acers or there abouts, being more or lesse/ 
The aforesd p^mises to haue & to hould, unto the sd Tho : 
withers, his heyres, & assignes for euer, yeilding yrfore, & 
paijng unto the sd Sir fiardin : Gorges his heyres, & assignes, 
for ehl on the 29th of Sep[t''] the some of eight peece, & in 
Case y^ Rent be behind after 10 days demand. It shall be 
lawfull for y^ sd Sir ffardi : Gorges, his heyres & assignes to 
distrayne, In witnesse w'^ of I haue hereunto sett two my 
hand & sealg, this ffirst of March: 1643/ 
Signed sealed & deliud in the Tho : Gorges (g^^^^) 

p'^sens of us, 
Nicho : Treworgey, 
Christopher Rogers, 

That this is a true Coppy Compared with the originall, & 
taken by me Ed : Godfrey this 9"^ : 9 : Moiith : 52/ 

I alsoe do by these prsents giue, grant, to the sd Tho : 

Withers his heyres & assignes, for eQ 40 acers of medow, to 

be taken in any place of Spruce Cricke, paijng yrfore yearly 

on the 29 day of Septemb : to y^ sd Sir ffardi : Gorges his 

heyres & assig one shilling, in witnesse w'of I haue hereunto 

I sett my hand, 9*^ : Aprill : 1643/ 

vera Copia, p me Ed : Godfrey GoCl/ 

of this Coppy & grant recorded 12 : Janv : 52/ 

p Ed : Rishworth 

Recor/ 

TFolio 25-1 
L blauk J 

[26] (Novemb: 20: 1652) 

Wheareas the Towne of Kittery hath acknowledged them 
selues subject to the Gou)* of the massatusetts, in New Eng- 
land as by the subscription under thejre hands doth appeare : 
We the Comnissioners of the General Court of the Massatu- 
setts, for y^ settling of gouerment amongst them, & the rest 



Part I, Fol. 26. 

within the bounds of thejre Charter Northerly to the full & 
iust extent of our line, haue thought meete, & actually doe 
grant as ffoUoweth, viz* : 

1 : That the whoole Tract of land beyond the Riuer of 
Pischataqj Norethwardly togeather, with the Yle or Yles of 
shooles within our sd bounds, is & shall be hence forth a 
County, or shire, Cauled by the Name of yorke Shire, 

2 : That the people inhabiting y^ shall enioy protection, 
sequall acts of fauo'^ & Justis, with the rest of the people 
inhabiting on y^ south side of the E-iuer of pischata : and 
within the lybertys of our whoole Jurisdiction. 

3 : That Kittery shall be & remayne a Towneshipe, & 
haue & enioy the priuiledges of a Towne, as others of this 
Jurisdiction haue & doe enioy, 

4 ' That they shall enioy the same bounds, that are cleare 
betwixt Towne & Towne, as hath been forMy granted w" 
Comnissioners of each bordering Towne hath uewed, & 
returned to our generall Court y^' suruay. 

5 : That both each Towne, & eOy inhabitant shall haue & 
enioy all thejre iust proprietys, titles & interests, in the 
houses & lands wch they doe possesse, whither by the grant 
of the Towne, or of the Indeans, or of the for& Generall 
Court : 

6 : That y^ Towne of Kittery by thejre freemen, shall 
send one Deputy yearly to the Court of Election, & it shall 
be in y^ lybertie to send to each Court two deputys if they 
thinke good. 

7 : That all the p^sent inhabitants of Kittery, shall be 
freemen of the Countrey, and hauing taken the oath of free- 
men, shall haue lyberty to giue thejre uoats for the election 
of the Gou) : assistants, & other Generall officers of the 
Countrey. 

8 : The County of yorke shall haue Countie Courts, 
with in them selues, in the most comodious & fitt places, as 
authority shall se meete to appoynt. 

9 : That eu)y Towneshipe, shall haue 3 men appoynted 



Part I, Fol. 26, 27. 

by y® County Court, to end small Causes, as others of the 
Township [es] in this Jurisdiction hath, w^ noe magestrate 
or Comnissioner resideth, 

[27] 10 : That the Shire may or shall haue Three asso- 
tiatts to assist such Comnissioners as the p^sent Comnissioners 
or the authority of the massatusetts shall send, & such mag- 
estrats as shall uolenterily come unto them, from tyme to 
tyme. 

11 : That the whoole Countie of yorke shall not be 
drawne unto any ordinary general Traynings, out of thejre 
owne county, without y^ Consent. 

12 : That the inhabitants of Kittery, shall haue alsoe the 
same priuiledges, that Douer had vpon y'" Coming under this 
gouerment. 

13 : That all such as haue, or shall subscribe uolentarily, 
as the rest haue done before the ending of this Court, shall 
haue the priuiledge of indemnity, for acts of poQ exersized by 
the former Gentlemen, untill the protest ; & for & in respect 
of such Criminall matters, as are breaches of poenall laws, 
with in the whoole goQt, prouided alsoe y^ Countey hath 
lyberty to appeale in respect of his Case, prouided always 
y* nothing in this our grant, shall extend to determine the 
infringeing of any psons right (w"" possession is had) to any 
land or inheritance, whither by grant, by pattent, or other- 
wise, but such titles shall be left free to be heard, & deter- 
mined by due Course of law. 

The Comnissioners do intend at y"" better leasure to writt 
alsoe y'" grounds & procedings to this Conclusion ; prouided 
& it is hereby declared, y* nothing in this grant shall extend 
to restrayne any ciuill action, or to renew former ciuill 
Causes, wch renews shall be brought to any of y® Courts, 
with in one yeare now ensuing. 

14 : And w^ as y*" are Certen debts, & imposts due, to 
the inhabitants of Kittery, & Agamenticus, & some debts 
wch are due from, them to pticular psons for publique occa- 
sions, It is y'^fore ordered & agreed y* Mr Nic : Shapleigh 



Part I, Fol. 27. 

shall haue pouer forth with to Collect such sume or somes 
of money as are due to y® forsd inhabitants, & pay such 
debts as are iustly due from them, & giue an account y^of 
with in one moenth, to y^ Comnissioners y* shall be then 
in p^'sent being, and if it shall then appeare y* thejre is not 
sufficient to discharge the peoples ingagement, It shall be 
supplyed by way of rate according to y^ forfii Costome/ 

Simion Brads [treet,] 
Bryan Pendleton, Tho : Wiggine Samll Symonds 



Kittery'9 ^^ ^ Court holdcn at a Place called Agamenti- 

Priviledges 

&c cus or Gorgeana 22 NovemV 1652 by the Com- 

iss'^^ of the Generall Court of the Massachusetts. 
The Inhabitans afores'^ having joyntly acknowledged them- 
selves subject to the Gov* of the Massachusetts in New 
England we the afores*^ Coiniss'^^ have granted unto the s^ 
Town. 1. All the Liberties & Priviledges above specified 
& granted unto the Inhabitants of Kittery, 

2. Further we do consent that the Town now called 
Agamenticus shall be hence forward called Yorke. 

3. That One Court shall be keept Yearly in the s*^ Town, 
by such Magistrate or Magistrates & other Coiiiissioners as 
the General Court of the Massachusetts shall from Time to 
Time appoint, & for the Present by such Comiss'^^ as shall be 
■authorized by the afores^ Commissioners of the Massachu- 
setts, w^^ Court shall have the same Power for Trial of 
Causes Civil or Criminal arising in the County of Yorke, as 
other County Courts have in the Massachusetts Jurisdiction. 

4 That such of the present Inhabitants, as shall take y® 
Oath of Freedom shall be thenceforth capable of giving 
their Votes for the choice of Govern^ Assistants, & other 
General Officers & of being chosen to any of the afores** 
Places of Honour & Trust 

5. It is further agreed that the Inhabitants of York & 



Paet I, FoL. 27, 28. 

Kittery shall set out their Bounds betwixt them & the Inhab- 
itants of Wells & York shall set out their Bounds betwixt 
them within One Year next ensuing otherwise it shall be 
done by Comiss""^ appointed by the General Court, & the 
Head Line of York Bounds into the Country shall be upon 
a streight Line by the South East Side of a certain Pond 
about 2 Miles into the Country, beyond the Northerly 
Branch of a certain Marsh now improved by some of the 
Inhabitants of York, & so the Division Lines betwixt the 
Towns beforementioned & if it so fall out that any Part of 
the Marshes now reputed to belong to Yorke & unproved by 
the Inhabitants thereof shall fall within Kittery Bounds, yet 
the Propriety of the said Marsh shall belong to the Inhab- 
itants of Yorke to whom it is granted. And if any of the 
Lands or Marshes now reputed to belong to Kittery & 
improved by any of the Inhabitants [28] thereof, shall fall 
within the Bounds of Yorke yet the Propriety of the s*^ Land 
or Marsh, shall belong to such of y^ Inhabitants of York or 
Kittery to whom it is granted. Symon Bradstreete Sam^^ 
Symonds Tho : Wiggine, Bryan Pendleton. 

Recorded 15. Feb^^ 1652 p Edw r Rish worth Record^ 



A true Copy of an Order made by those Comiss""' w'^'' took 
in Portsmouth to to the Govermen* of the Massachusetts, 
being on y^ South Side of the River of Piscataqua/ at the 
same Time they took them in/ 

It is ordered that the Associates at Piscataqua 
shall have Power to trie any Cause under Twenty ^^^*^^*^'^'^ 
Pounds th$ no other be sent unto them — 

p Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 28. 

Know all all men by these p^sents, that I Tho : Gorges 
Deputy GoQ of this prouince of Mayne, according unto the 
pouer unto me granted, from Sir fiardinad : 
Gorges Gorgcs K* Ld propriator of the sd prouince, being 

Wheelwright hercuuto cspctially moued for diuerse good rea- 
sons & Considerations, haue giuen, granted, bar- 
ganed, sayld, enfeffd, & Confirmed, & by these prsents, doe 
giue, grant, bargane, sell, enfeoffe, & Confirme, unto mr Jo" 
Wheelewright Pastor of the Church of Exeter, his heyres, & 
assignes, a Tract of Land lijng at wells, in the County of 
Soinersett, to be bounded as ffolloweth, vidz* : All that necke 
of Land next adiacent to the marsh, on the North East of 
Ogunquett River, with six scoore acers of the sd marsh, next 
adiacent to the sd necke of land, being bounded towards the 
sea, with a Cricke of Ogungigg Riuer, alsoe two hundred & 
foure scoore acers of vpland being next adiacent on the North 
west of the sd marsh, the sd Necke being included with in 
the sd Number of 280 acers, the sd p^mises to haue & to 
hould, unto him the sd Jo" Wheelewright, his heyres, & 
assigns for euer, yejlding y'^fore & paijng unto the sd Sir 
ffardinan : Gorges his heyres & assigns, on the 29*^ of Sep- 
temb : yearly & for euer hereafter, the some of fBue shillings 
for euery hundred acers, y* shall hereafter be mayd vsse of, 
either by Inclosure, or otherwise for medow or Tillage, by 
the sd Jo" Wheelwright, his heyrs or assignes : In witnesse 

w^'of I haue hereunto sett my hand & scale at Amies this 
17th ^priu . xg43/ 

Gorgeana, Tho : Gorges Dep^ GoGl 

Signed, sealed, & deliud, vera Copia taken out of (Scale) 

in the p^'sens of us, the originall Edw : Rish worth 
Joseph Hull/ Record : 

Will: Coole/ 



Pakt I, FoL. 28, 29. 
Boad & Know all men by these p^'sents, y* we Hen : 

Rishworth ^ r ■> J 

To ■ Boad, & Ed : Eishworth doe accordino: to pouer 

Wheelwright . ^ 

giuen unto us, grant & allott unto Jo" wlieele- 
wright pastor of the Church of Hampto : all that tract of 
land lijng betwixt Ogunquett Riuer, & his farme (except 
that wch is already allotted unto Jo" Crosse) which tract of 
vpland is bounded on the South East side with the marshes, 
& on the north west side is to be bounded with a streighte 
line, from his the sd Jo" Wheelewrigh[t] fence, sett vp on the 
North west side of this farme to the sd riuer of Ogunquett, 
to haue & to hould the sd land to him, & his hey res for eu), 
in witnesse w^'of we haue here unto sett our hands Noveb : 
25 : 1651 
This deede with These p^mises aboue Hen : Boade/ 

written recorded : 26 : march : 1653 : Edw : Rishworth/ 

p Ed : Rishworth Recor : 



[29] These witnesseth y* I Jo" Gouch of yorke in the 
County of yorke haue barganed sould & Confirmed unto mr 
Abra : Preble, of yorke, aforesd, my house & lott of vpland 
contayning tenn acers, with all the appurtenances yrto 
belonging with a p'^cell of swampe, neare to the sd house, all 
lijng & adioyning vpon the south East side of the house lott, 
of the sd Abra : Preble, as by deed doth & may 
Gouch appeare, also I the sd Jo" Gouch haue sould & 

To 

Pvebie sett ouer unto the sd Abra : Preble all my right 

& interest in a Certen p'"cell of land lijng at the 
East side of situate fejld in the Towne of yorke, wch I haue 
possessed & improued : I haue likewise sould & sett ou) unto 
the sd Abra : Preble all my right & interest, wch I haue in 
any vpland in the Towne of yorke, l:)etwixt the little Riul & 
the Towne, with all my marsh land with in the lymitts of the 
aforesd Towne, wch marsh or medow lijeth & is bounded in 
seuerall p^'cells as ffoUoweth, vidz* : One pcell of the sd Marsh 



Paet I, FoL. 29. 

Cauled Christophers poynt, another peece of marsh Cauled or 
knowne by the name of Gurnetts Nose, a third p^'cell of 
Marsh lijng aboue, & adioynig to a small Cricke, & coming 
out of Mr Norecrosse his Coue of marsh, & was layd out by 
the Towne to me the sd Jo" Gouch 1644/ All & ehly of wch 
aboue mentioned p^cells of marshes are lijng & being by & 
with the marshes of the Towne of yorke, wch are situate, & 
ly bordering vpon the westerne branch of the River of yorke, 
I haue alsoe sould all my marshland lijng in the North west 
branch of the sd Riul, wch marsh was likewise layd out to 
me the sd Jo" Gouch by the Towne & unto Peter Wyre, 
1646/ wch marsh of Peter wyres I haue since purchased, all 
wch marsh lijeth aboue, & adioyneth to y^ marsh then layd 
out to Hen : Donell, & soe runneth to y^ sd branch North 
west, unto a lott of marsh wch at the same tyme was layd 
out by the Towne unto Andrew Eueritt ; To haue & to hould 
the p^'mises abouesd, as the house & lott with vpland & 
swampe & marshland, with all & euly of the appurtenances 
y'unto app'tayning, to the sd Abra : Preble & his hey res 
for eu) : peaceably & quietly to enioy the p^mises with out 
lett or molestation, from mee the sd Jo" Gouch, or my 
heyres, executors, administrators or assignes, or from any 
p^sone or psons w*soeuer, from mee, or under mee, or them ; 
In Consideration of sixteene pounds starling, to be payd 
unto mee the sd Jo" Gouch, or my assignes , & of a young 
oxe, already receaued by mee ouer & aboue the sd sixteene 
pounds, wch sixteene pounds is to be pd unto mee the sayd 
Gouch, or my assignes, in manner, & forme ffolloweth, vidz* : 
Tenn pounds in marchandable peas, & mault here in yorke at 
price currant, or in Cattle at or before the 20th Day of may, 
which shall be in the yeare 1654/ & the other sixpoiids to be 
pd in marchandable mault, & peas, as before mentioned, at 
or before the 20th day of may 1655/ ffinally, I the sd Jo" 
Gouch, doe ingage my selfe to assigne o6), & deliuer vp all 
such writeings, or deeds, as doe app^tayne to any of the 
p^mises abouesd ; And y* my wife Ruth Gouch shall ffirme 



Part I, Fol. 29. 

to the full Confirmation y^of, in witnesse w^'to, I liaue inter- 
changably sett two my hand, & seale at the day & date here 
of, this 8th of inarch : 1653/ Jo" Gooch 

Signed, sealed, & deliud Ruth Gooch 

in the p^'sens of, A true Coppy transcribed out of the 

Ed : Rish worth/ originall July 2 : 53 : 

Peter Wyre/ p Edw : Rishworth ReCor : 



Witnesseth these p^sents, y* I Tho : Gorges Esq"^ Deputy 

Gou8 of the prouince of Mayne, for diuerse good Causes &, 

Considerations y^unto me mouing, do by these 

Gorges p'scuts (in the behalfe of Sir ffardinando Gors^es 

To ^ ^ ^ 

Howei Kgh* Ld Proprietor of y^ sd prouince,) giue, 

grant, enfelfe, & Confirme, unto Morgane How- 
ell, one Hundred Acers of Land lijng at Cape Porpus in 
the prouince aforesd, now in the possession & occupation of 
the sd Morgane Howell, & bounded with a gi'eat oake tree, 
on the East north East of his house, to a small Cricke on 
the south west, & soe into the majn Land on a streight line, 
till one hundreth Acers of Land be Compleated, & alsoe tenn 
Acers of Marsh to be taken in some Conuenjent plase to be 
sett out by the Agent, for the sd Sir ffardin : Gorges in this 
prouince to haue & to hould the aforesd hundreth acers 
of Vpland, & tenn acers of marsh with all & singular 
vera Copia appurtenances unto the sd Mor : How- 

of the origin^^ ell, to his heyrs & assigns for euer/ 

taken out 22 : Yeilding & paijng for y® p^'mises unto 

July : 53 : p y^ sd Sir ffardi : Gorges his heyrs & 

Ed : Rishworth assignes six shillings & 8d yearly on 

Record : the last day of June/ In witnesse w^to 

I haue hereunto sett my hand & seale 
the 18th July 1643: Anno: Dom : 
Sealed & deliQ<^ Tho Gorges Deputy GoQ 

in the prsens of 
Barthol : B Barnett his marke 
Roger Gard, 



Pakt I, FoL. 30. 

[30] These p^'sents witnesseth y* w'^as Thomas Brookes, 
& Peter Wyre, were possessed of a parcell of ground, & a 
house & a cleared lott togeather, with the Grant of Tenn 
acers of Marsh from Mr Gorge, by vertue of a writeing 
from one Jo" Willcocke, & another from Mr 
Aicockfor Tho : Gor^e, as by the sd writemsrs more at 

Brooks alias & ' J & 

Parker large appeareth : Now these p^sents testify eth. 

To 

Leader I Jo" Allcocke of Agameuticus, the executor of 

the last will & testament of the sd Tho : Brooks 
alias Basill Parker, haue barganed & sould unto Eich : 
Leader his heyres or assignes all the sd house & ground, 
togeather with sd Marsh : ffor & in Consideration of fFoure- 
teene pound starFg : To me in hand some pd before the 
p^fecting of these p^sents : And doe hereby warrant, & 
defend the same, unto the sd Kich : Leader his heyres or 
assignes for-eO, aganst all manner of pson or psons Chal- 
lenging the same : In witnesse w'of I haue vnto these p^'s- 
ents putt to my hand, & scale the last day of Decemb : 1652 : 
Signed sealed & deliQ'^ Jo" Allcocke 

in the p^sens of Jo" Allcocke acknowledged 

Fran : Raynes, this to be his act and deed 

Samuell Allcocke/ this 2<i : M : 5 : cauled July : 1653 : 

A true Copy of this grant Rich : Bellingham/ 

Recorded : August : 7 : 53 : 
Ed : Rishworth Record : 



26NovemV: 1646/ 
Barnard ^}jjg witncsscth that Bartholmcw Barnard do 

To 

Knight Assigne to Robert Knight all his right & title m 

y® house & land that was his at Agamenticus 
Joyneing to y^ Mill/ 50 Acers of Land foure Acres of 
Marsh/ the Land bounding from y^ Mill cricke to y^ fresh 
water Coue, aganst Henery Lynns house/ 
"Witnesse The mark of Barthomew 

Richard knight/ vera Copia Barnard/ 

7 : August 53 : taken out of y® originall by 

Edw : Rishworth ReCor 



Paet I, FoL. 31, 32. 

rroi. 31,-] 

L none J 

[32] To all whom this p^'sent writeing may in any wise 
Concerne, know yee y* I Jo" Smyth with Joane my wife now 
lining at Casko mill, under the GoQt of Mr 
Smith George Cleeue, for diuerse good Causes & con- 

Buigar siderations us y^'unto mouing, as alsoe in Con- 

sideration of Thirty pou[nds] sterling of good 
& lawfull English money due unto mr Hen : Walton of 
Portsmouth in the Yle of Roads fi'om the sd Jo" Smyth hath 
granted & by these p'sents the sd Jo" & Jone his wife hath 
granted, bargned, sould, conuayed & confirmed, & by these 
p^sents doth fully clearly & absolutely grant bargane, & sell, 
conuay & confirme, unto Rich : Bulgar of Boston in y'^ 
County of Suffolke, in new England, his heyres, executors 
administrators & assignes for euer, in the behalfe of the sd 
Henery, all that dwelling house wch the sd Jo" hath in 
Dowry with his wife Joane, situate, lijng & being in Aga- 
menticus, togeather with all the ground lijng in Tillage or 
otherwise, as INIeddow & Comman, & great lotts togeather, 
with all & singular the rights, liberty s, priuiledges, frujte 
Trees, fences. Commodity s easements, freehoulds, & appurte- 
nants w^soeuer, to the sd dwelling house & ground belong- 
ing, or in marsh appertayning, & all writeings concerning 
the same, & eOy part & p'^cell y^'of, to haue & to hould the 
sd dwelling house, & ground, & all and singular the p^mises, 
here in before mentioned & intended to bee hereby bar- 
ganed & sould, Conuayed & Confirmed, with y'" & eOy of y^ 
appurtenances, to the sd Rich : Bulgar his heyres, executors 
administrators & assignes for euer, & to noe other vsse nor 
purpose w^soeQ : And the sd Jo" Smyth & Joane his wife, 
all & singular the sd barganed p^mises, with y^' appurte- 
nances & eOy part & pcell y'^of, & quiett & peaceable posses- 
sion, & seasine of the same, shall & will warrant to the sd 
Rich : Bulgar, his heyrs executors, administrators & assignes, 
& from hence forth fully & clearly accquitted, & discharged 
of, & from all other gyfts, grants, barganes, sayles, titles 



Part I, Fol. 32, 33. 

charges, troubles, & encumbrances, w*soeuer, had made done, 
or wittingly or willingly suffered to be done, by him the sd 
Jo^ Smyth, & Joane his wife, or at any tyme here after to 
be done, or suffered by him his heyrs or assignes, or any of 
them, or any other pson or psones w^soeu) clayming or deriu- 
ing any estate right title or interest, by, from, or under the 
sd Jo'^ Smyth & Jone his wife, [33] or thejre heyres, execu- 
tors, administrators, or assignes, or any other psone or 
psons w^soeQ/ In the testimony w^of the sd Jo" & Jone his 
wife haue hereunto sett y'' hands & scales this eight of June : 
1646 : 

Jo° Smyth ^^ siorned 



)" Smyth ^ 



Sealed, signed, & deliud, Jone Smyth *t^ signed, 

vnto George Cleeve & 
Rich : Tucker, for the vera Copia, 
vsse of Rich : Bulgar in This deed taken out of the 
the p^'sens of us, originall, & recorded 12 : 

William Ryall August : 1653 : Ed : Rishworth 

signed ^^^^^ Rich : Charter/ Record : 

signed Jo" Jackeman/ 
signed Phoeby Ryall/ 

Know all men whom these p^sents shall Con- 
Buigar cerne, y* I Rich : Bulgar do assigne unto Hen : 

Walton Walton, this p^sent deed aboue written, to him 

his heyrs, executors administrators or assigns 
witnesse my hand, this 9th day of March : 1646/ 
Witnesse Richard Bulgar/ 

William Walker/ 
Jo" Comner his 
marke/ ^r\ 

^^^^ I William Payne, by order of william Cotton 

start of Boston, he hauing pouer from Thomas Yenner 

for the sayle of the house & land with in speclfyd, 

haue sould it unto Ed : Start of yorke and do assigne oul this 



Part I, Fol. 33. 

deed to y^ sd Start his heyrs & assignes for eu), witnesse my 

hand this 25th of July 1653 : 

Syluester Stouer William Payne/ 

Ms.a*e^/ These assigne^ents 

Christopher fiurson both copied out 12 : 

his marke, (/^ August : 53 : Ed : Rishworth 

Record : 

Know all men by these p^sents, that Rich : Vines of the 
Riuer of Saco, Gent : for diuers good Causes & considera- 
tions him thereunto mouing, doth giue, grant, 
Vines infeffe & Confirme, & by this p^sent deed, hath 

Mills & Gibbins givcu granted, enfeffed & confirmed, vnto Thomas 
Mills fisherman, & James Gibbines planter, all 
that one message or tenement lately in the possession of 
Hen : Boad Gen? : Contayning one hundred acers of Land, 
next adioyning to the Land of Robert Sankey deceased, & 
bounded on the other side with a small Riuolett Cauled 
Boads brooke, with six acers of marsh ground situate lijng 
& being neare winter Harbor in Saco aforesd, with free 
lyberty for fllshing & fFowling, in & vpon the p'^mises, 
according to the Costome of this Countrey to haue & to 
hould the sd p^'misses, with the sd land & y"* appurtenances 
unto the abouesd Thomas Mills, & James Gibbines theire 
heyres & assignes for euer, y eliding & paying therefore to 
the aboue named Rich : Vines, his heyres & assignes, one 
acknowledgment or rent charge of fliue shillings yearly to be 
pd at the feast of Saynt Michaell, the arke angell. Two dayes 
worke of one man at Harvest, & one fatt gowse on the 25 
day of DeceiTi, yearly. And if it shall happen the sd rent or 
any part or percell y^of, to be unpayd being lawfully 
demanded, y* it shall be lawfull for the sd Rich : Vines, his 
heyres & assignes to enter into any part of the p^'mises, & 
take a distresse, & the same to detayne & keepe till the 
aforesd Rent be pd & the sd Rich : Vines doth Couenant & 



Part I, Fol. 33, 34. 

promisse for him selfe his heyres & assignes, that the sd 
Thomas Mills & James Gibbines, there heyres & assignes 
shall peacably hould the sd Demysed p^mises, with euery 
part & p'cell y^of, with out any lett or disturbance, of the sd 
Rich : Vines his heyres, or assignes or any other psone, by 
his or thejre meanes or procurement, In witnesse where of 
the aforesd partys, haue interchangably sett two thejre hands 
& scales the secund [34] day of August, in the eighteenth 
yeare of the Reigne of our soueraigne Lord King Charles 
Anno Dom : 1642/ 
Sealed signed & Deliud Rich : Vines/ 

in the p^'sens of/ 

ffran : Robinsone/ 

Hen : Norton/ vera Copia, taken 19th : Octob : 

Roger Garde/ 1653 : p Ed : Rishworth Recor : 



This indenture mayd the twenteth day of Novemb : in the 
ffoureteenth yeare of the Reigne of our soueraigne Lord 
Charles by the Grace of god, King of England, Scotland, 

France & Ireland Defend^ of the faith. Anno 
To West Dom: 1638: betweene Rich : Vines of Saco in 

New England Esq'' of the one party, & Jo*^ west, 
now of Saco aforesd on the other party, husbandman : wit- 
nesseth y^ the sd Rich : Vines for & in Consideration of the 
some or ualew of Twenty pounds, of lawfull money of Eng- 
land, to him in hand at or before the sealing hereof by the 
sd Jo" west, all well & truly satisfy d, & pd ; And for the 
yearly rent, or ifarme hereafter in these p^sents reserued, hath 
demised, granted, leased, & to farme Letton, and by these 
p^'sents doth demise, grant lease & to ffarme lett unto the sd 
Jo° West, one mansion or dwelling house with the appurte- 
nances, situate lijng, & being on the South side of the Riuer 
of Sacoe aforesd, heretofore in the Teno^ or occupation of 
Thomas Coole, or Samuel Andrews, or one of them, & alsoe 
all y* peece or pcell of ground, with y^ appurtenances in Saco 



Pakt I, FoL. 34. 

aforesd to the sd Mansion or dwelling house, adioining 
belonging & app^tayning, or wch shall hereafter be had, 
taken, reputed, & knowne, as part, pcell, or belonging to 
the same. Containing by estimation one hundred acers, be it 
more or lesse, and which sd ground extendeth, & abutteth, 
& shall extend & abutt, vpon one channell or brooke cauled 
Cooles brooke ; Towards the north, & from thence along the 
riuer of Saco, aforesd unto a ditch, or Delue now Cauled, or 
wch hereafter shall be cauled ^Yests ditch, Contaying in 
length vpon a stright Ijne ffoure 4 hundred yards or there 
abouts, & from the sd wests ditch unto certen Rocks lijng 
westward thence ffou[re] hundred yards or there abouts, & 
from the sd Rocks in a streight lyne to the sd Chanell, or 
brooke, agajne, conteyning in breadth ffoue hundred yards 
or thejre abouts ; & alsoe all singular houses bujldings, 
woods, under woods, wayes, passages, wayes, watercourses, 
jQSshinge, ffowlinge Comman of pastor h^eriditaments, & ease- 
ments unto the sd Mansion house and parcell of ground 
belonging : To haue & to hould the sd Mansion or dwelling 
house & pcell of land, before mentioned to be granted wit 
the appurtenances unto the sd Jo" west his executors admin- 
istrators & assignes, from the Date & makeing hereo[f] for 
& during, & unto the full end & tearme of one Thousand 
year[s] for thence next fFollowing, & fully to be Compleat & 
ended yeilding & paying y'fore yearly unto the sd Rich : 
Vines his heyres & assigns, the rent or ffarme of two shillings 
of lawful English money in the ffeast of Michalmasse, & alsoe 
one fatt Capone in the feast of the Natiuity of our Sauio'" 
Christ, During the sd Tearme/ In witnesse w'^of the ptys to 
these Indenturs interchangably haue sett two y"" hands, & 
scales/ 

Sealed & Deliuered in the Rich : Vines/ 

p^sens of us 

Rich : Gy])son/ vera Copia taken from y^ 

Tho : Williams his originall, 19 : Octob : 53 : 

marke j p Ed : Rishworth Record : 

Tho : Rogers 



Part I, Fol. 35. 

[35] It is ordered by the Consent of the fFreemen of 
Saco, July 13th : that Jo" West shall haue the propriety & 
Tytle of the low Yland, with all thereto belonging, vpon the 
sd Yland, given under our hands the 13*^ day Month 5 : 1653 : 

p Thomas Williams/ 
20 Octob : 1653 : Eob : Booth/ 

vera Copia Ed : Kish- 

worth Eecord : 



Octob : 19 : 1653 : 
Gale Witnesseth these p'^sents y* I Hugh Gayle of 

Clarke yorke, millwright, do vpon good Considerations 
thereunto me mouing, bargane sell grant & Con- 
firme unto Captajne Thomas Clarke of Boston Merchant, or 
his assigns my soole right, propriety, & interest, of one halfe 
of my whoole part of those saw mills, & y* Corne mill, wch 
were bujlt in eequall partner shipe betwixt william Ellingham 
& my selfe, being a full quarter part of the whoole mills, y* 
now stand erected in y* Cricke, wch is Cauld by the name 
of Mr Gorges Cricke, as Namely one Grist mill, one Tyde 
mill to goe with Two saws. Two ffretchett mills, being 
& standing aboue at y^ ffalls of the sd Cricke : The quarter 
part of wch whoole mills, being the halfe of my owne whoole 
part of them, with all the priuiledges, propriety s & interests 
wch I the sd Gayle haue or eh) had in the sd mills thereto 
appertayning, whither of Tymber, vpland, planted or 
unplanted, marshes, house, meddows, loggs, or any other 
appropriations, or convenjences w^soefi) : with all other priui- 
ledges & lybertys, belonging to my grant given me by the 
Towne of yorke : & do hereby ingage my selfe to erect, 
pfectly fitt, & fully compleate the aforesd Tyde mill, with 
all manner of appurtenances w^soeuer belonging to her, w^'by 
shee shall be mayd Capable to goe, & shall goe, & pforme 
such sufficient execution, as shall be answera[ble] to a mill 



Part I, Fol. 35, 36. 

of her proportion, wch whoole worke is to finished Com- 
pleatly as abouesd, at or before the 6th day of Nov[V] next, 
in Consideration w^'of, y* the sd Thomas Clarke is to pay or 
Cause to be pd, by him selfe or his assignes, the some of one 
hmidred twenty & ffiue pounds, to be pd me the sd Gayle, 
either in English goods, beife, porke, in ffish, or macharell, 
as they are sould at price Currant in Boston, Eighty pounds 
of wch is to be pd betwixt this & the 20 of ]S^ovm[^] next 
ensuing, & ifourty ffiue pounds is to be pd, at or before the 
20th of Aprill, al^out one yeare & an halfe hence, that being 
1655/ in the same manner of pay as before, onely Tenn 
pounds of the sd some is to be pd in Silu), In Confirmation 
of Avhich Avhoole, & culy of the abouesd prmises, & in wit- 
nesse thereto, I hauc hereunto sett my hand this 19^^' Day of 
Octob : 1653 : 

Signed Sealed & Deliud Hugh Gayle 

in the p^sens of, his inarke J-f^ 

Ed Rish worth I Tho : Clarke doth / ' /^ 

Marke Handds ,jig accept of the Corne 

Will: Ellingham \^^^^ mill vpon Condition 

mark to mantayuc her for 
the Townes vsse. 
vera Copia taken from y^ Originall 

22 : Octob : p Ed : Kishworth Record : 



Octob : 19 : 53 : 
Ga^yie Witucsseth thcsc p^^sents, y* I Hugh Gayle of 

Rishworth yorke millwright, do vpon good Considerations 
y^'unto me mouing, sell grant, bargane, & Con- 
firme unto Ed : Rishworth of the County of yorke Record : 
or his assignes, my soole propriety, right & interest, of one 
halfe, of my whoole part of those saw mills, & y* corne mill 
wch were in gequall partnershipe bujlt betwixt william Elling- 
ham, & my selfe : being a full quarter part of the whoole 
mills, that stand now erected in y* [3«>] Cricke wch is cauld 



Part I, Fol. 36. 

by the name of Mr Gorges Cricke, as namely one Grist mill, 
one tyde mill to goe with two sawes, Two ffreshett mills 
being & standing aboue at the ffalls of the sd Cricke, The 
quarter part of wch whoole mills, being the halfe of my owne 
whoole part of them, with all the priuiledges, proprietys, & 
interests, wch I the sd Gayle haue, or eu! had in the sd mills, 
appertayning yrto, whither of Tymber, Marshes, vpland, 
planted, or vnplanted, meddows, loggs, or anie other appro- 
priations or Conueniences whatsoeuer : with all other priui- 
ledges & lybertys belonging to my grant given me by the 
Towne of yorke : And doe hereby ingage my selfe, to erect 
pfectly fitt, & fully Compleat the aforesd Tyde mill, with all 
manner of appurtenances w^soeQ belonging to her, w^'by shee 
shall be made capable to goe, & shall goe, & pforme such 
sufficient execution, as shall be answerable to a mill of her 
proportion, wch whoole worke is to be ffinished Compleatly 
as abouesd, at or before the 6th : of Noveb : next/ In Con- 
sideration w^'of, that that the sd Ed : Rishworth, is to pay or 
cause to be pd by him selfe or his assignes, the some of one 
hundred twenty & ffiue pounds, to be pd me the sd Gayle, 
either in English goods, beife, porke, or ffish, or macharell, 
as they are sould at price Currant in yorke, or Boston, 
eighty pounds of wch is to be pd betwixt this & the 20*^ of 
Noveb : next ensuing, & Ifourty ffiue pounds is to be pd at 
or before the 20th of Aprill : about one yeare & an halfe 
hence, being 1655 : in the same mali of pay as before, onely 
Tenn pounds of the sd some is to be pd in siluer, in Confir- 
mation of the wch whoole p^'mises, & euly of the abouesd of 
them, & in witnesse thereto, I haue hereunto sett my hand, 
this 19th of Octob : 1653 : Hugh Gayle his 

marke H jtj 
Signed, Sealed & Deliuerd in I Ed : Rishworth do accept 
the p^'sens of of the Corne mill vpon Con- 

Marke Handds »^^ys^ dition to mantayne her for 

Willi: Ellingham \4^^ y" Towns vsse. 

marke Qctob I 22 : Vera Copia taken 



Part I, Fol. 36. 

Janv : 10 : 1653 : at a Towne meeting, at yorke 
YorkToCroket Giveii & granted unto Thomas Crockett by the 
Towne of yorke, a pcell of planting ground, 
which lyeth next to y^ sea side, betwixt the bounds of Mr 
Ed : Godfrey, & Mr ffran : Raynes, wch proportion of 
ground is to runn backe into the Countrey vpon a streight 
line betwixt the aforesd bounds, till the full quantity of 
ffourty 40 acers of land be Compleated, & Confirmed by the sd 
Towne unto Crockett & his heyrs for eu!/ 

John Allcocke/ Richard Bankes/ 

& Arther Bragdon in y*^ behalfe of y^ rest/ 
(25 : Octob : 1653 :) Ed : Rishworth Recor : 



Cleave j^g ^ kuowue l)y these p^sents y* I George 

Gefferey Clcave Gcut I Agcut for Coloucll Allexander 

Rigby, Pa^sident & proprietor for the prouin [ce] 
of Laconia, doe hy authority deriued from y*^ sd President, 
giue grant bargane sell & Confirme vnto Grgory Gefferie 

Two hundred Acers of Land togeather, in the 
capPorpus viUagc of Cape Porpus, by the bounds herein 

expressed, that is to say to begine at the south 
west side of the Lott of Land granted to Jo" Bush, & now 
assured & Confirmed to Rich : Moore, & from the south 
west side of that lott to runne ffbure scoore poole breadth 
South westwardly towards Cape Porpus, & from the sea banke 
is to runne Norewestwardly ffoure hundred pooles all the 
marsh ground in the sd fibure hundred pooles in breadth 
betweene the sea & the wood side, to be contayned in this 
Grant, for & in Consideration of the rent of fliue shillinirs 
yearly to be pd vnto the sd P^'sident, or his heyres for euer, 
or to any of thejre agents or rent gatherers, the sd Rent to 
be pd euery yeare, vpon the first day of Novemb : for ser- 
uices & demands, with fi'ealty as is expressed, in all other 
grants/ & I also the sd George Cleave, do grant & confirme 



Part I, Fol. 36, 37. 



vnto the sd Jeffery & his heyres for euer, besides w* is 
herein forfiily expressed, the inheritance and possession of 
three small ylands in Cape Porpus harbour, the one of them 
named the folly Yland, & the other Cauled the goat Yland, 
on the East side, & the Caulled Grejne Yland, on the west 
side togeather, with tenn Acers of marsh ground in the great 
marsh, betwixt Joseph [37] Bowles his Lott, & the little 
Eiuer in some place not being forfiily granted, to haue & to 
hould all the sd Lands herein expressed of, & from the sd 
prsesident, & his heyres for eu), for the yearely rent of seven 
shillings six peence to be pd as aforesd, on the first of 
Novemb : & for non payment it shall be always lawfuU for 
the Prsesident & his heyres agents or assignes to distrayne 
for the rent, & arere y^'of, & this grant is to be inroUed in 
the booke of inrowlement, according to Constitutions, & my 
Instructions/ In witnesse w^'of I haue hereunto sett my hand 
& scale this first day of Noveb : 1651/ 
Sealed & Deliud 

in the p^'sence of / Octob : 30 : 53 : 

Rich : Moore vera Copia taken p 

Nic : Bartlett Ed : Rishworth 

George Hardy Record : 



George Cleave 



These p^'sents witnesse y* I George Cleave 
Gent : Agent for Colonell Rigby Esq% p^'sident 
& proprietor of the prouince of Lygonia accord- 
ing to institutions haue given granted sould & 
confirmed, & do by these p^'sents grant & Confirme unto Jo" 
Bush of Cape Porpus, fibure hundred acers of 
land togeather in the uillage of Cape porpus, by 
the boundary s herein expressed, to begine at the south west 
side of the little Riuer betweene Cape Porpus & Sacoe, & y* 
Eastermost River towards Sacoe to begine at the poynt of 
the groaue of pine trees next unto the Sea ; adioyning vnto the 



Cleave 

To 
Bush 



Ca Porpus 



Part I, Fol. 37. 

sd Eiuer, & from thence to runne vpon a streight line vnto 
the sea banke, 8 score poole & from thence to runne south 
west towards Cape porpus eight scoore poole, accounting 16 
fFoote & an halfe to the poole, & soe to runn y* breadth vpon 
a streight Lyne Norewest ffoure hundred poole, being ffoure 
hundred acers, to haue & to hould, marsh & Tymber, with 
in the sd boundary unto hun the sd Jo" Bush his heyres & 
assignes for euer, y eliding & paijng therefore yearly, & euly 
yeare for eu) the rent of Tenn shillings starling, vnto the Alex- 
ander Rigby his heyrs or to thejre assignes, at or vpon the first 
day of Novemb : & for non payment of the sd Rent at the 
tyme appoynted it shall be alwayes lawfull for y^ sd Alexander 
Rigby, or his heyrs or assigns for euer, at any tyme to enter 
into any part of these p^mises, & to distrayne on the distresse 
soe taken, & to driue away & keepe, untill the sd Rent with 
the areare be pd for all seruices, & deiTiands, & the sd 
George Cleaue do promise y* Mr Rigby shall at all tymes 
make a p^'fect deed in law, & scale & deliuer that his deed, 
vnto the sd Jo" Bush & his heyi'S, & this grant is to be 
inrowled in the Court ])ooke at the charge of Jo" Bush at 
any Court w" it shall be tendered, witnesse my hand the 20*^ 
of 7 : M : 1647 : And further I doe alsoe promisse unto the 
sd Jo" Bush & his assigns aforesd, y* I will at all tyms in 
the behalfe of the sd Colonell Rigby, confirme Sc subscribe 
unto any deed, to be drawne vp by the aduice of the learned 
counsell, for the sd Jo" Bush for the sure makeing ouer all 
the aforesd deuised p^'mises contayned in this Grant, for the 
sure makeing all the same, & for the mantaying of the lawfull 
Right of the sd Mr Rigby, to Confirme this Gr[ant] as, or 
shall be lawfully expressed, witnesse my hand this 19th Day 
of Decemb: 1648:/ 
Witnesses George Cleave/ 

Hen : Watts/ Octob : 30 : 1653 : 

Robert Booth/ of this Deede aboue 

specifyd, vera Copia 
p Ed : Rishworth Recor : 



Paet I, FoL. 37-40. 

I Jo" Bush doe sell & assigne oQ this deed aboue specifyd 
with all my right & interest y^in unto Rich : Moore this 8th 
day of July 1650 : witnesse my hand/ 
Witnesse/ Octob : 30 : 53 Jo" Bush 

Joseph Bowles/ vera Copia taken 

William Tilly, Ed : Rishworth 

Record : 

TFol. 38 blank "I 
LFoI. 39 wantingj 

[40] Know all men that I Emanuell Hallier 
Hyiiier Qf ^]^q yic of Shoalcs ffisher man ; for & in consid- 

To . 

Seeiy eration of Tyrty & fine pounds, as is expressed 

in a bill, haue & do sell unto william Seely of 
the aforesd Yland ffisherman, one dwelling house, with one 
stage, & the fflakes belonging y^unto, with one shallap & all 
such necessary implements, as now shee is furnished with, 
alsoe one halfe of one Cable, & one Third of another Cable, 
& one 3d of one small anker ; and alsoe two thirds of one 
skiffe, all wch I the aforesd Emanuell Hallier do sell for me, 
my heyrs & assigns for euer to the aforesd William Seely to 
his heyres & assigns for euer to haue & to hould & quietly to 
enioy as his owne for euer, without any molestation by me or 
any for me either directly or indirectly for euer : ffor all wch 
the aforesd william Seely doth bind him selfe for the payment 
of the aforesd Thirty ffiue pounds at such tyme & speties, as 
is expressed in the aforementioned bill, in witnesse w^of, I 
haue sett two my hand & seale, this 24th day : of June 1653 : 

Testates The marke 

Bryan Pendleton vera Copia transcribed of E H 

The marke "y- of out of y^ originall Emanuell Hylier/ 

Chrystopher Joyse/ & y'with Compared/ 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Paet I, FoL. 40, 41. 

Child W^as Rich : Bonio^hton of Saco Gent! : desired 

Bonighton 01^6 hundredth acers of Land for Eich : Comeman 
his sun in law, betwixt the Riuer of Saco, & 
Tho : Williams his house, with a Competency of marsh to 
them & thejre hyres for euer, know all men y* I Robert 
Child Gente : do giue him fi'ee pouer to take & possesse the 
sd quantity of Land, if he shall find soe much there ; not 
already possessed, or else where there abouts, or at or nigh 
winter Harbo"", most Convenient for him, for the Considera- 
tions of wch I Rich : Bonighton giue unto y^ sd Robert Child, 
the like proportion of vpland & marsh, on y^ Xorth East 
side of the Riuer of Saco, in my pattent not broaken vp, nor 
already disposed of : & further the sd Rich : Bonighton doth 
promisse to y^ sd Robert Child one gTayne of pepper corne 
for yearly acknowledgm* : & the sd Robert Child promiseth, 
the same yearly acknowledgm^ to Rich : Bonighton for his, 
Land, & further l)oth y'^ party s do desire this thejre act & 
deed may forth with l)e enrowled in the Court of wells, or 
else where/ Giuen under o'^ hands this fiburteenth of July : 
1647: • 
In p^'sens of, Robert 

Eliza : Bonighton/ Child/ Rich : Bonithon/ 

Lucretia Bonighton/ L B yeva Copia 

Recorded 28 : 4 : 1654 : 
p Ed : Rishworth Record : 



[41] Know all men l)y these p'^sents, y* I 
Davison Nicho I Dauisou of Charles Towne m'cha* & 

To 

wniiams atturney to Mis Rebbecha Cradacke alijas Whitch- 

cott, excequetrix to the last will & testame* of 
Mr Mathew Cradocke, deceased ; doe hereby fully accquitt, 
& discharge Mr Tho : Willias of Saco, of all debts accouts, 
dues & demaunds, w^soeuer from the begining of the world to 



Part I, Fol. 41. 

the Date of these p'sents, in witnesse of the treuth, I haue 
hereunto sett my hand, Dated this 23 : 7th : 1653 : 

p me Nicholas Dauison 
for Mis Rebeccha 
Whitchcott : 

I Abra: Shurt of Charles Towne, this 19th day M: 8: 
1653 : being thejre vnto ordered by mr Mcho : Damson, did 
deliuer this aboue discharge, as his act to be recorded, & by 
vertue of the sd Mr Dauison his order, I haue receaud in his 
behalfe satisfaction to Content, from the sd Mr williams, 
promising to se & cause a certen bill, in reference to this 
discharge, to be Cancelled & made voyd, wch bill was signed 
by mr Eobert Jordane, & Captaj : Tho : Bredon, 

In witnesse I subscribe Abraham Shurt/ 

30th vera Copia of the discharge aboue written 
4th & the order there of taken Ed : Rishworth/ Record : 

1654 & deliuered by Mr Abra : Shyrt/ 



The Testimony of James Jo^'sone/ 

This Deponent witnesseth y* Jo'' ffabes did buy of Willam 
waymoth, his house, &, stage & moring plase, & flaks for 
one boate, witnesse my hand 

James Johnsone his 

June: 29* "y" 

Taken vpon oath this 29*^ 1654 : marke ^ 

of June 1654 : before me 
Bryan Pendleton/ 

The Depositio : of Tho : Withers/ 

This deponent sayth y* he being p^'sent at the Yls of 
shoals, & thejre he did heare william waymoth acknowledge 
y* he had sould his house & stage vnto Jo'' ffsebes with y® 



Paet I, FoL. 41. 

appurtenances y^'to belonging, as alsoe y^ moreing places, & 
fflakes/ 

Taken vpon oath 4tli : July : 54 : before Ed : Risliworth 
Record : 



These p^sents shall witnesse y* I George Cleaue 
Cleave Gentlema : agent : agent for Colonell Rygby p'si- 

More dent, & proprietor for y^ prouince of Lygonia, 

according to institution haue given grated & Con- 
firmed, & by these p^'sents do grant & confirme vnto Rich : 
Moore of Cape Porpus 400^ acers of Land togeather in the 
uillage of cape porpus, by the bounds herein expressed, to 
begine at the south west side of the little Riuer betwixt Cape 
Porpus, & Saco : & y* eastermost Riuer towards Saco to 
begine at the poynt of the groaue of pine trees neare unto y® 
sea & adioyning vnto the sd Riuer, & from thence to runne 
vpon a streight line to the sea l:)anke southwest, & from 
thence southwest towards Cape porpus, eight scoore poole, 
accouting 16 foote & i to ye poole, & soe to runne in that 
breadth a streite line North west ffoure hundreth poole, ])eing 
400^ acers to haue & to hould all j"" sd land & marsh, & 
Tymber within the sd boundary, to him the sd Rich : Moore 
his heyrs & assignes for eQ, y eliding & paijng y^fore yearly 
& eQy yeare for eQ the Rent of Tenn shillings ster^g vnto the 
sd Alexander Rigby, & his heyrs, or to thejre assignes at or 
vpon the first of Noveb : & for the non payment of the sd 
Rent at the tyme appoytd it shall be allowed, & shall be 
lawfull for the sd Alexander Rigl)y by his heyrs & assignes for 
euer, & at any tyme to enter into any part of thes p'^sents, 
& to distrayne the destresse soe taken, & keepe untill the sd 
Rent with y^ arreare be pd for all sceruis & demand, & y^ sd 
George Cleaue doe promisse y* mr Rigby shall at all tymes 
make a pfect deed in law, & scale & Delifi) y* his deed unto 
the sd Rich : Moore & his heyres, & this gi-ant to be inrowled 



Pakt I, FoL. 41, 42. 

in the Court booke at the charge of Eich moore, at any 
Court when it shall be tendered, witnesse my hand this 
Twenteth of May 1647 & alsoe I do further promisse vnto 
the sd Eich : Moore, & his aforsd, y* I will at all [42] tymes 
in the behalfe of the sd Colonell Eigby, confirme or subscribe 
to any deed y^ shall be drawne vp, by the aduice of the 
learned Counsell of y"" sd Eich : Moore, for the sure makeing 
of all the aforesd demised, promised, & contayned in this 
grant, for the sure makeing ouer of the same, & for the 
mantayning of the lawfuU right, of the sd mr Eigby to con- 
firme this grant, as is or shall be lawfully expressed, wit- 
nesse my hand this 19th day of Decemb : 1648 : 
Witnesse vera Copia, taken George Cleeve/ 

Hen : Watts, 5th : July : 1654 

Eobert Booth Ed : Eishworth, Eecord : 

Bush To More I Jo" Bush havc sould & do assiguc ouer this 

deed with all my right & interest thejre in vnto 

Eich : Moore the eight day of July, 1650 : witnesse my hand 

witnesse for y^ assignement/ 
Joseph Bowles 
Willia : Tilly, 

^o^'^'^^ I Eichard Moore haue sould & assio:ned ouer 



Gefferies 



-&' 



this deed with all my right & interest therein 
vnto Gregory Geifereys, the first of July 1652 witnesse my 
hand 

Witnesses The marke of Gregory 

. William Tylly, Gefireys /^ 

The marke of Ambros 

Berry^ 

Eeceaud of Eich : Moore tenn shillings, for this last years 
rent due at Allhallentide/ 1651/ wch is & shall be in full 
discharge to Eich : Moore for all past rent due from him/ 
witnesse my hand the day abouesd/ 

George Cleeve/ 



Pakt I, FoL. 42, 43. 

This indenture made the first day of August 
R. Vines jj^ j^q ffourteenth yeare of the Eeigne of our 

Andrews wid. soueraigue Lord Charles by the grace of god 
King of England, Scotland, ffi'ance, & Ireland, 
Defender of the faith &c : betwixt Eichard Vines of Saco 
Gentle : on y^ one party, & Jane Andrews of Sacoe widdow 
on the other pty ; witnesseth y* the sd Richard Vines for 
diuerse good causes & considerations him thereunto mouing, 
hath given granted barganed & sould, vnto y® sd Jeane 
Andrews her heyr[s] & assignes, & by these p^'sents do giue 
grant, bargane sell, & Confirme, vnto her & hir aforesds, 
one hundred acers of Land togeather, and next adioyning 
vnto that pcell of Land, w'on hir late deceased husband 
Samuell Andrews had bujlt an house, & fenced hi about 
fibure acers of ground, being part of y'^ sd hundred acers, 
being on y® west side of Sacoe Eiuer, & next adioyning to 
y^ house of willia : Scadlocke : and alsoe to cutt & take hay 
for her Cattle in the marshes neare adioyning togeather with 
free ingresse & egresse for fishing & fowling according to the 
Costome of y^ Countrey, to haue & to hould the sd p'mises, 
with y'^ sd land & thejre appurtenances, vnto y^ aljoue Named 
Jane Andrews, & her heyres for euer, yeilding & paijng unto 
the aboue named Eich : Vines or his assignes, one acknowl- 
edgment or rent charge of 12"^ at y'^ feast of S^ Michaell, the 
arkeangell : And if it shall happen y^ sd rent shall be vnpayd 
being lawfully demanded, that then it shall be lawfull for y*^ 
sd Eich : Vines his heyres or assignes to enter into any part 
of the p'^mises & to take a destresse, & y^ same to detayne & 
keepe till the aforesd rent of twelue peence be pd : & the sd 
Eichard Vines doth couenant & promisse for him selfe his 
heyres & assignes, that y*" sd Jane Andrews her heyrs & 
assigns, shall peaceably hould & enioy the sd demised 
p'^mises, & euery part & pcell thereof, with out any lett or 
disturbance, of the sd Eich : Vines his heyres, or assignes or 
any [43] other pson by his or thejre meanes, or procure- 
ment ; In witnesse whereof the sd partys to these p^'sent 



Part I, Fol. 43-57. 

Indenturs, interchangably haue sett thejre hands & seales, 
euen the day & yeare first aboue written/ 
Sealed siofned & Deliud 



in the p'sens of 

vera Copia taken 6 : 5th : 
54 : Ed : Rishworth Record 



Confirmed in the 26 : day : 
M: 4th: 1654/ 
p Tho : Williams 
Robert Booth 
Jo"^ West Select men 
for y^ Towne of Sacoe/ 



Vines 
To 

Bowles 



Mr Doctor Child, Mr Joseph Bowles hath one 
hundred Acres of Land, next unto mr Macke- 
worths lott/ as yet he hath not a deed for it, I 
pray you Confirme it/ Yo^^ Rich : Vines 

Confirmed the 26th : 4 : 54 : 
by Tho : Williams/ 
vera Copia Robert Booth/ 

taken, 6 : of Jo"^ West/ Select men 

the 5th : 54 : for the Towne of Sacoe/ 

Ed : Rishworth Record : 



Vines 

To 
Hitchcock 



Know all men by these p^sents y* Richard 
Vines of Sacoe Gentle : for diuers good Causes 
& considerations him thereunto mouing, do giue 
grant, enfefie, & confirme, & this p^'sent deed hath given, 
granted enfeff'ed & Confirmed vnto Rich : Hitchcooke of 
Sacoe aforesd planter, all that Message or tenement, where 
he now dwelleth, with one hundred acers of Land thereunto 
belonging : 



[Folo 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, & 57 in Part are wanting] 



Part I, Fol. 67. 

[57] 

£ s d 

It one Trunke & other small Lumber 00 05 00 

It one small Skine of beauer 00 10 00 

It The house & Land belonging to it 05 00 00 

ItOneCow 05 00 00 

It one heffer Calf e 01 10 00 

It 12 Swyne Great & small 12 00 00 

It for one steare buUocke spoyld by y« woolf e 01 15 00 

44 19 06 

Kichd ffoxwell, 

Jo'' West, A true Coppy of the Inuentory of 

Thomas Eogers his goods taken out 

of the originall p Ed : Rishworth Record : 



Know all men l)y these p'"sents, that wee Richard Leader, 

& George Leader, do ow & stand Indebted vnto 

Leaders j^^j . Hutchinson, & Ed: Rishworth Agents, & 

To "^ 

Hutchinson &c Atturiieys of Jo" Bccx & Company or there 
&c assignes the som of One Thousand pounds, Ster- 

ling to be payd vnto the sd Company there heyres 
or assignes : To the w'^h payment well, & truly to bee made 
& done, Ave do bind our selues, executors administrators & 
assignes Joyn[tly] to pforme/ In witnesse w'"of we haue here 
unto sett our hands & scales this 5th day of Decemb : 1655/ 
The Condition of this obligation is such, that if the aboue 
bounden George Leader, shall with in Eighteene Moenths 
tyme, from the Date hereof goe into England, & giue, & 
Render, vnto Jo" Beex & Company, A true Accot in write- 
ing vnder his hand of all his doings, dealings, & transac- 
tions, in there Imployments in & about there Saw Mills, in 
pischataqt Riuer in New England, & alsoe render, & pay, or 
Cause to be payd vnto them all such some, or somes of 
Money, or thejre assignes, as shall appeare to be due vnto 
them. Then this obligation aboue written, shall be voyd, & 



Part I, Fol. 57, 58. 

stand in noe strength, pouer, or vertue in law, otherwise to 
be, & remajne in full force/ Kichd Leader 

Signed sealed & DeliQd George Leader 

In the p^'sente of/ Vera Copia of an obli- 
Eichard Cutt/ gation of Mr Leaders taken out 

Leonard + weekes/ of the originall, & examined 23 : 
his Marke/ Decemb : 1655 p Ed : Rishworth 

Record : 



[58] Know all men by these p^sents, that I Richd Nay- 
son, my heyres executors administrators do bar- 

Nason ' •^ ^ 

To Leader ganc & Sell vuto Grcorgc Leader, for and in the 

for Beex 

behalfe of Jo" Beex & Company, to them & 
thejre heyres executors, administrators, a pcell of Land, situ- 
ate, & lijng along the riuer side, at Newgewanacke, begin- 
ning at pipe staffe poynt, & soe downe along the riuer vnto 
the next fresh water Cricke, being in breadth foure rodds, 
from the banke head, & soe runing vpon a streight Lyne 
betweene the poynt & y^ Cricke, houlding its full breadth all 
along, that bounds aforesd. That they the sd Jo" Beex & 
Company, there heyres executors administrators, & assignes, 
shall peaceably & quiettly Enioy all that part, or pcell of 
Land soe bounded for & in Consideration of the some of 
ffourty & seuen shillings, to me in hand payd at or before 
the sealing & deliuery hereof/ Alsoe the sd Richd Nayson 
doth bind him selfe his heyres, executors administrators, to 
saue & keepe Harmelesse the sd Jo" Beex & Company, 
there heyres executors, administrators, & assignes, from all 
men w^soeu) by or under him, y^ shall or may at any tyme 
disturbe the peaseable & quiett possession of the abouesd 
Land by Jo" Beex & Company, there heyres executors, 
administrators & assignes for eu), in witnesse w^of, I haue 



Part I, Fol. 58. 

here unto putt my hand & seale Irreuoacably this 20*^ day 
of ffeb : 1654/ The Marke of Richard 

Signed, sealed, & Deliud, Nason Q 

in the ^ysence of us/ 

Humphrey Chadborne vera Copia taken out of the orig- 
Roger Play steed/ inall & therewith Compared, 

Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



^Yheareas Jo'^ Towle by a former Testimony of his about 
the 14^^ of Octob : 1651 : did cast a blemish vpon George 
Walton in his Name, & now being Conscious of 
Ackiiowiedgm* ^^^ owuc faultiucsse therein, ftbr Clearing of the 
sd Walton do hereby acknowledg that I Jo" Towle 
ffisherman did once Call George AYalton Theife, & did say 
that he stoale a Jarr of oyle, by w'^h meanes his name 
suffered in open Court, 

I now desire all to take notice that I am very sorry for the 
wrong y* I then did him by chargeing of him falsely & hope 
it will be a warning for me to be wiser for y'' tyme to come, 
to l)ee more Carefull how I wrong any man in the like 
nature/ 

Janv : 18 : 1652 : Jo" Towle his 

Marke T^ 
This acknowledg- ^ 

ment signed in y*^ p'^sens of vera Copia taken 

Bryan Pendleton/ out of y*^ Originall p Curia : 

Richd Ball/ Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Phillip Babb his Marke : T^ 



This Indenture witnesseth, that I Richd Ball of Cape por- 
pus, sometymes of winter Harbour, neare Sacoe, for & in 



Pakt I, FoL. 58. 

Consideration of the full some of Twenty & Nine pounds 
starling to me in hand payd, as alsoe for other good Causes, 
& Considerations me thereunto Mouing, haue 
Ball given, granted, barganed, & sould & by these 

Pendleton p^'sents, do giue, grant, sell & Confirme, vnto 

Captajn Bryan Pendleton of the great Yland, in 
the Riuer of Pischataqj, his heyres, executors administrators, 
and assignes, for euer, all that Yland at Cape Porpus Com- 
anly knowne by the name of Long Yland, & sometymes by 
the Name of Smyths Yland (and now proply belonging unto 
me) Contayning about ffiuety Acers, with all the eedifices, 
or bujldings of mine thereon, with all the priuiledges of fish- 
ing, or makeing of fish thereon/ As alsoe one hundred Acers 
of Land, & Marsh ground being eighty poole in Length, & 
begining at the Little Kiuer, which little Kiuer is the south 
west bounds of the sd hundred Acers on the Mayne Land, & 
soe to runne towards the North East to a Marked tree, by 
the side of the w^oods, & marked with a stake, or staffe 
pitched downe by the great rocke, at the Crickes Mouth, & 
soe for the breadth to run vp into the woods North west- 
war dly according to an Instrument of writeing or Conuay- 
ance made hj Mr George Cleeue, of the sd Lands, formerly 
vnto Mr George Lee, & Ralph Trustram, of Sacoe, as by 
the same more playnly appeareth, & since then in the Occu- 
pation, or possession & purchase of Chrystopher Spurwell, 
& from him deriued, & purchased to my selfe. To haue, & 
to hould all the sayd Lands & Yland, with the woods, Med- 
dows, & all other rights, & priuiledges thereunto belonging 
to him, the sd Captajn Bryan Pendleton, his heyres, execu- 
tors & administrators & assignes for euer, yejlding, & paijing 
therefore yearly, & euly yeare vpon the first day of Novemb : 
to j"" proprietors thereof being Lawfully demanded the rent 
of flfoure shillings according to y^ aforesd Instrument, or 
first grant, made to Jo'^ Lee, & Ralph Trustram, and further 
I the sd Richd Ball, do Couenant, & promisse to & with the 
sd Bryan Pendleton, his heyres, executors administrators & 



Part I, Fol. 58, 59. 

assignes, to saue them harmelesse from all former payments 
of the sd Rent, to this p'sent tyme, & alsoe do hereby 
Ingage my selfe to warrant & make good this bargane or 
sayle vnto him or them aganst any pson, or psons w*soeuer, 
lawfully Claming the same/ In witnesse whereof I haue 
hereunto sett my hand, & seale thi[s] eleventh Day of 
Decemb : Anno : DomS : 1655/ 
Sealed signed & Deliued in the p^'sence of, Rich : Ball/ 

Richd Leader/ 

Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Renald Fernald/ vera Copia of this deed aboue written/ 
taken out of the originall & examined/ 
Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[59] Be it knowne vnto all men by these p^'sents, that I 

Edward Rishworth of yorke Re : Cor : haue given granted 

barganed & sould, vnto Captaj : Thomas Clarke of Boston 

M'^chant one full 3d part of a Corne Mill, & two 

Rishworth ^^^ jyjillg l^^jji^ ^ Qj^g tQ ]^g l^^jl^ |3y H^j^. 

Clarke Saword, as p Covenant made w"' him, sittuate 

& being formerly Cauled Mr Gorges Cricke, 
togeather with one 3d part of all bujldings houses grants priu- 
iledges, & w^soe{^) is there unto belonging, ol)tayd by purchase 
or Grant from y° ToAvne, as alsoe one 3d part of all loggs & 
Tymber, all towles & Implements belonging vnto y'^ i\Iills, 
as Teames, wheeles, Chaynes axes, with Mills bujldings 
Lands as abousd, I do from my selfe heyres, executors 
administrators, wholy sell alienate & make ouer vnto y^ 
abouesd Tho : Clarke, his heyres executors administrators & 
assignes for eQ as y'" owne proper Inheritance, & do warrant 
y^ same aganst all men, as witnesse my hand this 3d day of 
July, 1656 : 

The Condition of this Sayle is, that if the aboue bound 
Ed : Rishworth shall pay or Cause to be pd vnto Tho : 



Part I, Fol. 59. 

Clarke, the lust some of one hundred pounds in Currant 
money M'^chandable beaQ at Boston, or M^chandable boards 
at 3^ shillings p hundred at j^ Mills abouesd, at or vpon y^ 3d 
of Novemb : wch shall be in y^ yeare 1657 : then this obliga- 
tion to be voyd, otherwise to stand in full force & vertue/ 
Novemb'' Interlined before subscribed/ Ed : Kishworth 
Signed in y^ p^'sence of us/ 

Tho : wiggin/ vera Copia Transcribed out of y^ 

Thomas wheelewright/ Originll 17 : Octob : 56 : 

Ed : Kishworth Re : Cor : 



Anger 
To 



Be knowne unto all Men by these psents, y* I 
piaisted Jo" Anger at p^'sent of Kittery, do ow unto Roger 

Play stead of Quamphegon the full & Just some 
of fFourty two pounds w°h Money I Ingage to pay at or 
before the Last of Septemb : next ensuing the date here of, & 
this to be payd In English goods Marchandable/ In witnesse 
w^'of I haue sett two my hand this ffiueteenth of Octob : 1655/ 
witnesse ffrancis Champnoone/ Jo" Angier 

Antiphus Mauaracke/ Vera Copia of this bill 

taken out of y® originall/ 
Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Witnesse these p'^sents that I Edward Rishworth of the 
Towne of yorke, Re : Cor : do vpon valewable Considerations 
there vnto me mouing, grant bargane & sell vnto Jo" Pearce 
of the sd Towne, my house & fejld of about ffoure 
Rishworth Accrs of grouud ffenced in, w'^h lyeth vp the 
Pearce Rivcr of yorkc, which fornily was ould Robert 

Knightts, & the priuiledges app^tayning thereto ; 
these following lybertys, & proprietys onely excepted. 

1 : I the sd Edward do reserue unto my selfe all the 
propriety of pines, which belongeth to the whoole Interest 
of that ffiuety Acers of land which I bought, w'^h are fitt for 



Paet I, FoL. 59. 

y^ vsse of sawing or otherwise, onely the sd Pearce or his 
assigns hath lyberty to saw by hand what pines he or they 
shall haue occasion to sell or make vsse of. 

2 : I do likewise reserue my soole Interest In a pcell of 
Ground & Tymber, about Twelue or ffiueteene Acers whither 
it be more or lesse, w^'h vpland I the sd Edward Intended to 
sett a Mill vpon, bestowing Cost to digg vp diuerse heapes 
of stones vpon it, w^h vpland is a round Hill lijng & being 
along the Cricke side, begining vpon the Eastermost side 
of it, at a marked oake tree, about 9 or tenn poole from y^ 
fence, & of y* ground which is now fenced in, & so round the 
bottome of the pcell of hy ground by the SAvampe side 
according to seuerall trees that are now Marked, vnto the 
head of a little Guile tt or Coue, a little distance below y* 
place where formerly the ould Mill stood. 

3 : I alsoe reserue a parcell of vpland Contayning twelue 
pooles In breadth, which begiueth at the sd Coue or GuUett 
where y^ parcell of vpland aboue specifyd endeth, which 
twelue pooles begines at the sd Coue, & soe runneth along 
next to the water side, from the sd place through out by the 
Cricke side, till it Come to the head of the sd Cricke, on that 
branch which lyeth on the South East side, which quantity 
of vpland I reserue as my owne proper right, for the Con- 
venjency of my Marsh, & otherwise/ 

Which house & vpland aboue specifyd, with all the rightts 
& priuiledges y^'unto belonging (onely those pines & pcells 
of vpland before excepted) I & my assignes do Confirme 
vnto the sd Jo" Pearce, his heyres, administrators or assignes 
for euer, he or they paijng or Causeing to be pd to me the 
Edward or my assignes the some sixteene pounds, eight 
pounds of w'^h is to be payd In good M^'chandable Corne, 
porke, or beife, at price Currant as then it Goeth here, at 
or before the 29 : day of Septeb : next Ensuing being 
1654 : & eight pounds more vpon y^ same day, Septeb : ifol- 
lowing 1655 : In the same or like pay at prize Currant, vntill 
the last payment of which sixteene pounds be satisfyd, I do 



Part I, Fol. 59, 60. 

here by these psents bind my house & ground, w*^h I haue 
now bought of the sd Ed : Rishworth vnto y^ sd Ed : or his 
assignes for his security, of my payment according to bar- 
gane/ In witnesse to that & all other abouesd premises, we 
haue hereunto Interchangably sett two o'^ hands this 9*^ day 
of Decemb : 1653 : yorke : Ed : Rishworth 

Signed In the p^'sence of Jo" Pearce his 

Nich : Dauis/ MarkeTD 

Tho : wheelewright 

Marke 

Sampson Anger his Q 

[60] A true Coppy of the Deed of Jo" 
2:1656 ' Pearces House & Land sould vnto him p Ed : 

Rishworth taken out of the Originall bill of 
Sayle, & recorded p Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Receaiid the full & iust some of sixteene pounds of Jo" 
Pearce of yorke, In full payment for his house & lands 
answerable to his bill the : 27 : DecemV 1656 : p me Ed : 
Rishworth/ 



^^1*0^ Receaiid by me George Ludlow of Mr william 

Ludlow Hilton the secund of August 1632 : these goods 

following of Mr Jo" Hockings/ 
Inp^ 9 Ruggs 
It eightt mens Coates/ 
It two papowes Coates/ 
It Nine shirts/ one Hodged of bread/ 
It 3 Hodsed' of bread George Ludlow/ 

vera Copia taken out of the originall/ 
June : 5 : 57 & examjned, p Ed : Rishworth/ 



Part I, Fol. 60. 
Eobert Greenill Cooke seaman affed thirty two 

GreeniU ° 

yeares, was entered on board the states shipp 
Hound, on y^ Ninth day of June 1655 : & hath Continewed 
In the sd shipp in the seruice of the state vntill the Ninth 
day of Janvary, 1655, At which tyme by reason of the shipp 
being Cast was discharged into y^ Goulden ifaulken/ he hath 
receaiid In Cloaths to the valew of = = which is to be 
deducted vpon payment of his wages/ The Duplicate of this 
Tickett is reserued to be sent vp to the Commissioners of 
the Navy, both of w'^h are signed & sealed by us the Ninth 
day of Janv : 1655/ 

Symon Euines Cap* Master 

Checque The Marke of Rob* Craw Boatswane 
To the right worshipfull ley RC 

the Treasu'" of the Navy/ 

Greniii Witnesse these psents, that I Robert Grejnill, 

Barefoot for fiill Satisfaction already receaud of Mr waiter 

Barefoote, do make ouer, & assigne unto the sd 
waiter Barefoote, or his assignes, my soole & full right, & 
Interest of this Tickett/ witnesse my hand at the day & 
Date hereof being the 21 day of May : 1657 : 
Signed, & Deliud In the psence of/ Robert Grennill 

Edward Rishworth/ Vera Copia of the aboue mentioned 
James Chanceller/ Tickett & the assignment y'^of 

taken out of y'^ originall & exam- 
jned p Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Robert Greenill able seaman Affed thyrty 

Greenill ^ -^ -^ 

ffoure years, was Entred on board the states 
shipp Goulden Cocke on the first day of Sepber, 1654 : & 
hath Continewed In the sd shipp in the seruis of the state, 
vntill the 10th day of June fi'oUowing 1655 : at which tyme 
by reason of an order was discharg'd into the Hound, & 



Part I, Fol. 60. 

serued as Cooke from the 26 : day of Decemb'' till the tenth 
of June in the aforesd shipp/ he hath = receaud In Cloaths 
to the ualew of ffoure pounds ffiueteene shillings & 4*^ i 
which is to be Deducted vpon payment of his wages, the 
Duplicate of this Tickett is reserued to be sent vp to the 
Comission^^ of the Navy, both of which are signed and sealed 
by us the tenth day of June 1655/ 

Will : larrett Cap^ane/ 

Tho : Holland Checque/ Alline Balling Master/ 
To the right Worship'^ Theophelous Scott Boatswane/ 

the Treasurer of y^ Navy/ 

Witnesse these psents that I Eobert Greenill, 
Greeniii f^j. sufficient Satisfaction already receaud, of Mr 

Barefoot Walter Barcfootc, do make oQ & assigne unto the 

sd waiter Barefoote or his assignes, my full right 
& Interest of this Tickett, as witnesse my hand at the day, & 
date hereof, being the 21th day of May 1657 : 

Robert Greenill/ 
Signed & deliuered In the A true Coppy of the aboue 
psence of/ mentioned Tickett & assig- 

Ed : Eishworth/ ment y'^of/ taken out of y® 

James Chanceller/ originall & examined, p Ed : 

Eishworth Ee : Cor : June : 
12 : 1657 ; 



James Chanceller Chiurgion Aged 26 yeares, was Entered 

on board the states shipp Goulden ffaulcon, on 

the twenty eight day of March 1656. And hath 

Continewed in the sd shipp, In the seruice of the state, 

vntill the Eleuenth day of Sepb^ 1656 : at which tyme by 

reason of his being In want, desired a Tickett & reentered. 

He hath receaued In Cloaths to the valew of = = which 
is to be Deductd vpon payment of his wages. The Duplicate 



Part I, Fol. 60, 61. 

of this Tickett is reserued to be sent vp to the Coinissioners 

of the Navy, both of w'^h are signd & seald by us, the 13 ; 

day of May: 1657 : 

Ben : ffirmass Captaine/ Jo" ffrancis Master 

Jo" Gardiner Steward/ Will : Coole Boateswane 

To the right Worshp^^ 
the treasurer of y^ Navy/ 

Witnesse these psents y* I James Chanceller 
chanceiier Jq assis^ne, & make ouer the soole Contents of 

To . 

Barefoot tliis Tickett witliiu written, vpon Consideration 

of full satisfaction of him already receaued, vnto 
Mr waiter Barefoote or his assigns/ witnesse my hand this 
3dday of June 1657: 

Signed In the psence of James Chanceller/ 

Ed : Rishworth/ vera Copia of the Tickett aboue men- 
Mary wheelewright tioned, & y^ assignment y^'of, taken 
out of the originall & examined, 
p Ed : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Chanceller 



[61] James Chanceller Chiurgion Mate, aged Twenty 
ffiue yeares, was entredon board the states shipp 
Torrington, on the seventeenth day of Sep^ 
1655 : & hath Continewed in the sd shipp. In the seruice of 
the state, vntill the twenty eight day of March, 1656 : at w'h 
tyme by reason of his remoue into the ffaulcon ffly boate was 
discharg'd = 

He hath receaiid In Cloaths to the valew of = = which is 
to be deducted vpon payment of his wages. The Duplicate 
of the Tickett is reserued to be sent vp to y^ Comissioners 



Part I, Fol. 61. 

of the Navy, both of which are signed & sealed by us the 3d 

day of Aprill: 1655: 

Will : Godsunn Captain/ Symon Bowry Master 

Oba : Smith Checque Edward Wardhackines Boate- 

To the Right worshp^^ swane/ 

the Treasurer of y^ Navy/ 

Witnesse these psents y* I James Chanceller, 
chanceiier f^p £^|][ Satisfaction already receaued, of Mr wal- 
Barefoot tcr Barcfootc, do make ouer & assigne unto y^ sd 

waiter Barefoote my full & soole right & Interest 
of this Tickett/ witnesse my hand this 21 day of May : 1657 : 
Signed & deliuerd In y^ James Chanceller/ 

psence of/ A true Coppy of the Tickett, & assign- 

Ed : Rish worth/ ment thereof examjned, & taken out 

Richd : Tucker/ of the originall p Ed : Rishworth 

Re: Cor: June: 12: 1657 



wells this 8*^ day of Jan vary : 1654 : 

In the name of god Amen/ 

I Henry Boad of wells In the County of yorke 
Henry j^ Ncw England, do make this my Last will & 

Will &c Testament, being in good health & pfect Mem- 

ory/ In Manner & forme as followeth/ 

ffirst I do bequeath my soule unto god from whence it 
Came, my body to be decently burjed by my executrix, not 
doubting but soule & body shall rise agajne at the Last day, 
to Eternall glory, as for my lands & worldly goods I do giue 
& bequeath them all to Ann Boad my louing wife, whom I 
make my soole exequetrix, & to be at her disposing to whom 
shee please/ & alsoe I do make my louing Cosson Mr Jo" 
winthorpe Esq% & alsoe my Cosson Thymothy Daulton 
Minister of Hampto : my Two oQseers to this my Last will, 
& testament, & for there paynes, I do giue them Twenty 



Part I, Fol. 61, 62. 

shillings a peece to be payd by my executrix/ In witnesse 

w^'of I haue subscribed to my last will & Testam^ In the 

psence of Joseph Bowles & Jo'' Sanders/ 

Witnesse us/ f This will of Mr Henrey Henery Boad/ 

Joseph Bowles/ Boad% was proued, by Jo" Sanders giu- 

Jo'' Sanders his <J one witnesse namely p eth testimony 

Marke'? Mr Joseph Bowles who of the treuth of 

^ Lwas sworne in Court/ y^ will by oath, 

vera Copia of this will taken : July : 

transcribed out of y^ originall, & 17 : 57 : before 

examined p Ed : Eishworth/ Ed : Rishworth 

ReCor : 

A true Coppy of Mr Henery Boads Will, taken out of y^ 

origiall & examined, this 16 : day of July 1657 p Ed : Rish- 
worth ReCor : 



July: 13: 1657 

A true Inventory of Mr Hene : Boad his estate who is lately 

deseased/ 

Inp" his apparell 5 00 00 

his house & land sould by him to Mr Symonds , 80 

It for his Cattle 61 

It for his Smne 1 

for his Corne 6 

It for his Irish seruant 10 

It for one feather bedd & bedding woh Hangings & pillows y'to belonging 10 

It for 24 yds of Imning Cloath 3 

It his brasse 3 

It for his househoulds goods as potts and other small thinges 3 10 

It Moore for apparell 10 

It Two pewter dishes with other small dishes 12 

It for Dary vessell & those thinges yto belonging 4 

It One Chest, one warming pamie, one Table, one Chayer, 

It 2 boxes, one looking glasse 3 

It for bookes 1 10 00 

201 12 00 

[62] 

On y« other side 201 12 00 

It Iron wedges with other Iron Towles 2 

It A Cuttlesse 8 00 

204 00 00 



Part I, Fol. 62. 

This is a true Inuentoiy taken, of the goods & estate of 
Mr Hen : Boad Lately deseased/ by Leefetenant Jo" Sanders, 
Mr Jo" Gouch, & william Hammonds, & sworne soe to be 
by two of the apprisers y^of, Namely Jo" Sanders, william 
Hammons/ July 16 : 57 : before Ed : Rishworth ReCor : 



w^'as there was a Certen Tract of vpland & Meddow 
ground, formerly granted & given vnto Ed : Rishworth, at y* 

tyme w" he was an Inhabitant of wells, part of 

Wells which lands were in a home Lott In the sd 

To Towne on w^h he bujlt : & part y^'of were in the 

Meddows at the Necke of Land, which house & 
land the aforesd Edward sould unto Jo" Barrett of wells 
Senio^, as by a Certen grant of all & euery of the sd Lands, 
& Meddows, y* by sufficient euidence did appeare to us the 
select men of the Towne of wells, who In Consideration y^of, 
as alsoe that y^ former grant of the sd lands &> Meddows by 
some Casualty is not now extant, do hereby giue grant ratify 
& Confirme, those lands & Meddows specifyd in y® former 
grants, following, to the sd Jo" Barrett to his heyres & 
assignes for euer/ 

1 : ffirst we do giue & grant unto the sd Jo" Barrett 
senjo'', one home lott Contayg Thyrty pooles in breadth, 
besides two pooles for an hy way, lijng betwixt George 
Habornes Lott on the west side, & a lott y* was formerly 
willa : wentworths on the East side, which lott of land doth 
runne in Its full breadth of Thyrty poole along through the 
Marshes adioyning to the sd lott, downe to webhannett riuer 
vpon a direct lyne, as it is now fenced in, & the same 
breadth the aforesd lotts of vpland & Marsh do runne vpon 
a streight lyne backe & vp into the Countrey, till one hun- 
dred & ffiuety Acers of land be fully Compleated vpon a 
streight Lyne as now the fence doth stand/ 

2 : 2undly we alsoe giue grant vnto the sd Barrett, the 
full quantity of thyrty two pooles In breadth, Contayned in 



Part I, Fol. 62. 

a parcell of Meddow, which lyeth at a place Cauled Mr 
wheelewrio^hts Necke of land, bounded on Georsre Habornes 
Marsh on the south side, & william wentworths on the North 
side, we do likewise ratify a parcell of Meddow Contaying 
the quantity of Three Acers, Lijng at Ogunquett Eiuer, 
bounded by George Habornes Marsh on the East side & wil- 
liam wentworths on the West side/ 

That Marsh w^h lyeth at the Necke of land, being thyrty 
two pooles In breadth doth Continew the same breadth as 
its now staked out to webhannett Riuer/ 

In full Confirmation of all the lands, & Meddows, with all 
other priuiledges thereto belonging, according to y^ seuerall 
quantity s as are aboue mentioned, we haue hereunto sett our 
hands this secund day of July 1657 : 

Jos : Bowles Jo" Gouch William Edward Littlefejld 
Jo" wakefejld Hamons Jo" wadleigh 
his marke// "^^^ Sanders his Marke /V^ 
his marke Q 
vera Copia of Jo" Barretts Grant 

from y^ Towne of wells, taken out of y^ originall 

& examined p Ed : Rishworth ReCor : 

I Robert Knight of Brystoll, M'^chant do by 
Knight ^j^ggg gsents remise release, & for euer quitt 

champernoune Clamc, Cap* Fraucis Champernoone, his heyrs 
executors & assignes, & from all manner of debts 
dutys, Accomp*^ Clames & demands, w"h I haue or might 
haue for any matter Cause or thing whatsoeQ from the begin- 
ing of the world to the day of the date hereof/ In witnesse 
w'of I haue here unto sett my hand, & scale, the thyi'teenth 
day of January Anno DomJ : 1648 

Witnesse hereunto . p Robert Knight/ 

Samuell Mauericke/ Decemb'' 2 : 1657 : 
Jo" Dand/ Vera Copia taken out of 

the originall, examined & 
recorded p Ed : Rishworth 
Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 62. 

Cap* Francis Champnowne/ 

Louing frejnd seuerall letters I haue written 
^^" you, since you departed from this place, & neuer 

champernowne Could hauc answerc of any/ by some Informa- 
tions I haue beene tould, how y* you haue beene 
troubled in Plymouth, for the which I am Hsertily sorry. I 
hope it is all satisfyd/ I understand that you haue sould the 
shipp : pray remitt of w* Concerns my third part to Mr 
Nicholas Blake In London, or to Mr Fardinando Body, & 
Mr Dauid Stephens In the Canaryes, which shall be yo'^ dis- 
charge : I haue receaued nothing vpon ballance of the Last 
Accomp* made vp with you before your Departure, but 
rather haue layd out a greater some which is for Cloathing 
of yo^ men to the Easterne parts/ the some now will be uery 
neare ifourty & ffiue pounds : Yo^ good Agent hath playd the 
part of an Honest man in your Absence/ God keepe us soe 
out of the hands of some of that Condition ; I doubt you will 
lowse all by Tho : Turpine, who was drowned seauen dayes 
agoe : Noe ffish recouered the Last spring nor this rocke 
season : Mr Stephens Chiergion is alsoe dead, & Mr Jo'^ Man- 
ning is Entred Administrator vpon all the whoole estate ; as 
well yo^'^ as his : As alsoe I Conceaue he Intends to Cease 
vpon the Farme at y^ Eastward, as I am Informed by some 
frejnds/ which I hope shall be puented/ I haue naught else 
at psent, being Vncerten of this Coming to your hands/ I 
Committ you to God, & rest 

Yo^' Louing frejnd to serue you 
Boston In New England/ John Mill/ 

NovemV 5*^ 1649 

Vera Copia Transcribed out of the originall, 
& examined : 27 : Feb : 1657 : p Edw : 
Eishworth Ke : Cor : 



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Part I, Fol. 63. 

Witnesseth these gsents, that I Jo" Allcocke of Yorke, do 
grant, bargan & sell, vnto Thomas Moulton of Hampto : my 
soole right & Interest, In a pcell ot vpland Con- 
Aicock taying three scoore & tenn Acers lijng togeather 

Moulton next Adjoyning to a pcell of Land of Arthur 

Bragdons vp the Kiver of yorke, vpon which 
Land there is a small bujlding, three Acers of Land broaken 
vp, & about 15 == or sixteene Acers y^ of more or lesse fenced 
in/ And the full quantity of Tenn Acers of Fresh Meddow, 
lijng at the head of the North west branch of the aforesd 
Eiver/ being all my right I bought of Jo"" Parker, & w* other 
strippes of Meddow the Town gaue me/ In Consideration 
that the sd Tho : Moulton, shall pay or Cause to be payd 
vnto me the sd Jo"^ Allcocke, or my assigns the some of 
Fiuety pounds, twenty ffiue pounds to be payd, at or before 
the Last of OctoV next ensuing, the one halfe to be Deliuerd 
In M'chandable wheat at Boston, at Currant prises there : 
and the other halfe at yorke In Cattle at prise Currant there, 
prizd by two Indifferent men, each of them Chusing one ; & 
the other Twenty Fine pounds to be payd at or before the 
same tyme Twelue Moenth after in the same pay, & manner 
as aforesd/ Ypon w^h Considerations, I the sd Jo" Allcocke 
& my assignes, do grant, ratify & Ingage my selfe to make 
good, all the Title of my aforesd Interest of Vpla[nd] & 
Marsh now sould to Tho : Moulton & to his assignes for 
euer/ In witnesse of all, & euery of the aforesd pmises, I 
haue here unto sett my hand & scale this 22*^ day of March : 
1655: 
Signed, sealed, & DeliQd John Allcocke/ 

In the psence of 

Edw : Rishworth/ vera Copia Taken out of the originall & 

Richd Bankes his examjned ffebru : 27 : 1657 

Marke R Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Thomas Curtis/ 



Part I, Fol. 63, 64. 

Witnesse these psents, that I Thomas Moulton 
Mouiton j^Q^ of yorke/ In Consideration of fourty two 

Maxell pounds, which I am to receaue of Allexand'' Max- 

ell, as doth & may appeare by a bond under his 
hand being payd, do hereby make ouer, sell, ratify, & Con- 
firme, my soole right & Interest of w^euer Lands & Med- 
dows, & all other priuiledges y'^to belonging whether of 
Tymber, or otherwise, which I bought of Jo" Allcocke, 
According to the Teno'" of this bill, or bond aboue written, 
vnto the sd Allexand'" Maxell, & his heyres & assignes for 
euer/ AYitnesse my hand this three & Twenteth day of Jan- 
vary : 1657 : Thomas Moulton/ 
Signed In the psence of A true Coppy of this Assignme* 
Edw : Rishworth/ taken out of y° originall & ex- 
Hene : Say word/ mined/ Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[64] This Deede made the Thirteenth of Novemb^ 1651 : 
betweene Mr Edward Godfrey on the one party, & Edward 
Wanton on the other party, Witnesseth y* the 
Godfrey g^j Edward Godfrey for diuerse good Causes & 

Wanton Considerations him there unto Mouing, hath 

giuen, granted, Infeffed & Confirmed vnto the 
sd Edw : Wanton his heyres & assignes one parcell of Land 
on the south side of the Riuer of Cape Nodacke, w"" the sd 
Edward hath begune to Cleare, bounded with two Crickes, 
with the March & all priuiledges thereto belonging Contayn- 
ing tenn Acers more or lesse, & all priuiledges y'^to belong- 
ing, & on the North side opposite to the same/ Twenty acers 
to begine at the first Cricke where Peter Wyres lott endeth 
with y March belonging to the sd Vpland, on the North 
west side of the sd Cricke, with all priuiledges y'^to belong- 
ing, to haue & to hould the sd pcells of Land, with the 
premises, & all priuiledges of Coinans, to him & his heyres 
& assignes for euer, yeilding & paijng yearly for acknowl- 



Part I, Fol. 64. 

edgment to y^ sd Edward Godfrey his heyres & assigns for 
euer Two dayes worke of a manon ffiue dayes warneing, & 
In default to distrayne/ In witnesse w'^of the sd Edw : God- 
frey hath putt to his hand & seale the day abouesd/ 
Sealed & Deliud In the p me Edw : Godfrey/ 

psence of 
Henery Norton/ 

The marke of + Margerett Norton/ 
The Marke of L George Norton/ 
vera Copia Taken out of the originall examined and re- 
corded This 2 day of July : 1658 : Edw : Rishworth Ee : Cor : 

Witnesse these p^'sents, that I Edward Wanton, In Con- 
sideration of Thyrteene pounds : 10^ : already receaued, do 
sell make ouer & Confirme the soole right & Interest of the 
Lands & priuiledges y'to belonging lijng & being 
Wanton ^t Cape Nuddocke with all & euery of them 

Smith granted unto me, & my assignes by Mr Edw : 

Godfrey, according to the Tenour of this grant 
within written bearing Date NovemV 1651 : vnto Jo"" Smyth 
my brother in law, who hath beene seuerall years In posses- 
sion of the same/ to his heyres & assignes for euer/ In wit- 
nesse w^of I haue sett to my hand this eleaueth day of 
NoveV 1657 : 



Signed In the psence of Edw : Wanton his 

Edw : Rishworth/ Marke/ E W 

July : 2 : 58 : A true Coppy taken out of the 

originall, examined, & recorded, 

as Attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 64. 

To Mr Henery Jocleing, Mr Robert Jordan, Mr Arthur 
Macwortli, Mr Tho : Williams, as alsoe to Robert Booth 
Morgan Howell, John waclleigh, Jonas Bailey, Tho : 
Morris, Hugh Moseer, & to all others whome these may 
Concerne these p'sent in Legonia/ 
Gentle? 

It haueing pleascl the great disposer of all things, to Call 
out of this troublesome world my Deare father, & hy that 
means to Intitle me to the psidentshipe of the prouince of 
Lygonia, & being made acquanted by my fathers Late Dep- 
uty p^sident, of seuerall mischarages, & Illegall proceedings, 
which haue beene Acted & done, with in my prouince, by 
your Instigations, & Aduise, I haue thought ne- 
Rigby's cessar 7 at this t vme to acq uant you , that I disrelish 

Letter ^ ^ 1 J ^ 

^^ your Actions, & shall not sitt downe with y*^ 

Joscling *^ ' ^ _ ^ ^ 

&Comp: wron[gs] & abuses ofiered to our athority, 

without a pticular & reall submission, & to 
that end I doe require, & Coihand both your selues, & the 
rest that were by CoiFiission from my father, the publique 
officers of the prouince, to desist acting any thing vertute 
officij (yours & y^ Coihissioners being determined by my 
fathers death) vntill you heare further from me, which I 
assure you shall l)e with all possible speede, truly Gentle 7 
I am sorry to heare, that notwithstanding my fiithers Indul- 
gence towards most of your selues. In pticular you should 
still Act soe directly aganst him, & his Interest, as you do, 
but I once agajne Assure you. If vpon the receapt of this, 
you do not desist from your priuate & secreat Combinations, 
& practizes, & Joyne vnanimously with me, my deputy & 
other officers for the peace & quiett of the prouince, I shall 
take such course, as shall not onely force a submission, but 
alsoe a reparation, for all your misdeeds, I shall not at p^'sent 
numerate or prticular your misdeeds, & Illegall procedings, 
nor dispute with you about them, onely ^bserue this, to you, 
that I Conceaue all Acts done either by y^ Deputy p^'sident, 
the 6 assistants, the Judges or any other officer w^soeQ w'^h 



Paet I, FoL. 64, 65. 

had comission from my father, smce my fathers death (w^h 

was in August 1650 are voyd, by reason there commission 

ended with his death/ I am not ignorant of some Complaynts 

formerly made to my father by some of your selues, & 

others, & I desire that you would be Confident, that I shall 

striue to do fequall Justice, in all thinges according to my 

office, & dutie, & to the end y* ^squall Justice may be done 

to all men, I shall with all Conuenjent speede, not onely 

send backe Mr Cleave, but a neare kinesman of my owne 

w% Instructions & Coinissions to such as I shall Conceaue 

fitting, not doubting but y* vpon the receapt here of you will 

desist from your former Illegall procedings, & Joyne with 

such as I shall Comissionate/ the rest is the respects of him 

y* Is your reall frejnd If your selues be not yo"" owne enemys/ 

London : 19 : July : 1652 : Edw : Rigby 

vera Copia taken out of the origi- 

nall & examined July : 12 : 1658 : 

p Edw : Eish worth Ee : Cor : 



[65] Was the Townes of Bla : poyt & blew 
Massachusetts poynt, & of Spurwiukc & Cascoe, haue Acknowl- 
Biack edged themselues subject to the Goliment of 

£^iHi the Massatusetts, as by y® seuerall subscriptions 

Blew ' J J r ^ 

Point under j^ hands doth appeare : Wee the Comis- 

spurvv: siou''^ of tlic Geucrall Court of the Massatusetts 

casco. for the settling of GoQm* amongst them, to the 

full extent of our Lyne, do Actually Grant as 

followeth/ 

1 : That in Case by an linediate pouer from the supremicy 
of England, we are Coinanded, & after addresse to y® same 
supremicy by the Massatusetts Authority, it be defyned as 
gper to anie other regulations then ours, then this obligation 
to be Nulld, Wee ptecting them till j^ determination y'^of/ 

2 : That an Act of Indemnity & obliuion is freely granted 
them/ 



Pakt I, FoL. 65. 

3 : That all such Acts & priuiledges, as haue beene granted 
to Doner, Strawbnry banke, Kittery, yorke, wells, & Sacoe, 
are granted unto them/ 

4 : That in Cases of appeales to Boston, the Appealent 
recouering shall haue ordinary Costs, but not recouering, 
shall putt in sufficient security to make good trible Costs to 
the Defendy 

5 : That they shall haue a true transcrips of such priui- 
ledges, as haue beene granted to the forementioned Townes, 
sent unto them, to be recorded with all Conuenjence/ 

6 : That the ciuill priuiledges now granted them, we do 
not Intend shall ])e forhted vpon differences in matters of 
Religion, but y'" regulations herein must be according to 
poenall laws/ 

yei'i^ar- 7 : That the Townes of Scarborough, & Fal- 

cm!iVh!^roume i^io^th shall hauc CoiTiission Courts to try Causes 
of r y"' as hy as fiuety pounds/ 

8 : That those places w'h were for&ly Cauld 1)1 a : poynt 
& blew poynt & Strattons Ylands y"" adiacent shall henceforth 
be Caulled by the Name of Scarborough, the bounds of w^h 
Towne on the westerne side, begins w'" the Towne of Sacoe 
ends, & soe doth runne along l)y the sea side to the westerne 
side of the riuer of Spurwinke, & eight Miles backe into the 
Countrey/ 

9 : That the places formerly Cauled spurrwinke & Casco 
bay, from the East side of Spurwinke River, vnto the Clap- 
board Ylands in Casco bay, shall runne backe eight Miles 
into the Countrey, & Henceforth shall be Called by the 
name of Falmouth/ 

10 : That those two Townes Scarbrough, & Falmouth, 
shall by a survay take an ^effectual Course for the bounding 
of them selues l)etweene this tyme & the next Court houlden 
for this County, where unto they are to make y'^ returne, or 
vpon y'" neglect y^'of, the County Court shall appoynt Coinis- 
son''^ for the bounding of them/ 

These articles not being Entred in there due order are entred thirteene leaues after 
according to y® full & vnauimous Consent of the Comission" Edw: Rish worth Re Cor: 



Pakt I, FoL. 65. 

11 : That those two Townes Scarbrrow, & Falmouth are 
to send one Deputy yearly to the Court of Election, & haue 
lyberty to send two Deputys If they see Cause/ 

Falmouth : July : 14th : 1658 Vera Copia taken out of 
In Court given under our hands/ the originall & recorded 

p Edw : Rishworth 

Ee : Cor : 



W^as we the Coiiiissioners of the Grenerall Court of the 

Massatusetts, were Authorized & appoynted to 

Thep^face settle ciuill gouemient in the Easterne parts to 

to these 

transactions J® Vttmost extent 01 our lyne, as appears by 
Is written spctiall comissiou bearing date the 20*^ May: 

on ye other 

side 1658 : 

1 : We the sd Commissions^ with the Consent of 
the Inhabitants of the sd Townes of Scarborrow & Falmouth 
aforesd do further grant Constitute & appoynt the right 
Trusty Hene : Jocleing Es(f , Mr Robert Jordan, Mr Geo : 
Cleaue Mr Hene : Watts, & Mr Fran : Neale, Comission^' for 
the yeare Insuing, Invested with full pouer, or any three of 
them for the Try all of all Causes (with out a Jury) with in 
the Lymitts of Scrarborrow & Falmouth not 
ordCTed exceeding the ualew of ffiuety pounds, & euery 

by Qj^g q£ ^i^Q g(j Comission'^' haue 2:ranted them 

Massachusetts ^ _ 

Magestraticall pouer to heare & determine sail 
Causes, as other Magestrates & assistants haue whither they 
be of a ciuill or a Criminall nature/ any of the sd Coinis- 
sioners may grant warrants soinonses & executions, if neede 
require, & haue pouer to examine offenders, & Coiiditt to 
pry son, vnlesse bayle be tendered according to Law/ alsoe 
any of the Coinissio'"^ haue pouer to Minister oaths according 
to law, & If they Judge needfull to bind offenders to the 
peace, or good behauio"" : The sd Coinissio'^^ or anie of them 
haue pouer to solemnize Marrage, according to law/ & any 



Part I, Fol. 65, QQ. 

3 of the sd Comissio'^® haue pouer to Impoure Millitary offi- 
cers vnder the degree of a Cap^aje/ The sd Comissio^^ are 
requu'ed to Inioyne each Towne to pcure j^ booke of Laws/ 
& alsoe haue pouer to receaue m all such p^'sones liuing with 
in our lyne, as betweene this p'sent tyme & the glueing in 
the returne of the CoiTiission^"^ to y^ next Gene" Court, shall 
come in by y"* volentary subscriptions/ 

2 : Wee considering the necessity for some Inlargement 
of further pouer to the assotiats of the County of yorke 
shyre, for the lessoning of publique Charges, do y^'fore order 
y* the 3 assotiats Chozen for this County, shall haue full 
pouer with out a Jury to try any such ciuill Actions as shall 
not exceed the ualew of 60^'' pounds, the party Cast haueing 
lyberty of appeale to the County Court/ 

3 : It is further ordered, y* Hene : Jocleing Escf , Mr 
Robert Jordan, being Joyned with the 3 assotiates of the 

three 

County of yorke shyre, or any 3 of them shall haue pouer 
to keepe a County Court & to haue y*^ same lyberty for y® 
try all of Actions y* other County Courts haue w"" y^ Majo^ 
part of them shall agree, though no assistant or Magestrate, 
be psent/ The first Court to be keept on the Third Tuesday 
in Septemb"- 1659 : 

4 : It is hereby ordered, for the easing of Charges & 
trou])le in this County lacing soe remote from y^ exercise of 
Authority, in some Considerable cases that the three Coinis- 
sion'"^ or more In each Towne in this County shall haue full 
pouer to grant letters of Administration, & probate of wills 
& ordering of such estates as County Courts haue pouer to 
do in y^ like cases guided w" any such Acts are putt forth 
by the sd Comissio"^^ of the Town[es] of Scarborrow, or Fal- 
mouth, either Mr Hene : Jocleing or Mr Robert Jordan is to 
be one of the three/ for Sacoe & cape porps Major Nicho : 
Shapleigh to be one [66] & for wells, Mr Abra : Preble to 
be one/ we do alsoe grant the Commission'"^ of yorke & Kit- 
tery to haue the same pouer herein/ & that those prticular 
Gentlemen Mr Hene : Jocleing, & Mr Robert Jordan & the 



Part I, Fol. 66, 

three assotiates of this County shall haue Magestraticall 
pouer throughout the whoole County of yorke shyre/ & any 
two of them haue pouer to grant & renew lycenses, for ordi- 
narys for selling of wine & strong water, till the General! 
Court take further order/ 

These ffoure articles last graited are to Continew & stand 
in force during the pleasure of the Generall Court 

Nic : Shapligh Samuell Symonds 

These acts Imediately afore Edw : Rish- TllO Wio'O'in/ 

going were mistaken in the entry, 
& are entred in the 12th 1 eaf e of y^ WOrth 

booke according to y^ full Consent of the Comisso'^a 

In reference w^unto, the Coinissio'"^ aforesd whose names 
are here subscribed, according to y^ order & trust y'in to 
them Committed, did repayre into y® Easterne pts, & from 
yorke did Adiorne the Court vnto the house of Mr Robert 
Jordan at Spurwinke, sending out sommonses vnto all the 
Inhabitants residing with in our lyne, y^' to appeare psonally 
before them, w^^h by the Majo"" part y^of was attended, & 
after some serious agitation of matters betwixt us, remou- 
all of some doubts, & our tendering some Acts of fauo'^ & 
priuiledge to them, the good hand of god gujding y^in, by a 
Joynt Consent, we Mutually accorded in a free & Comfort- 
able Cloze, as doth more fully appear by these following 
transactions/ 



Was the Generall Court hath taken great offence aganst 

me, as appeareth by y"" proclamation sett out the 

t^jj^g Last Court houlden at Boston for seuerall offences 



Sub yrjj^ expressed ; Now by what you theire Comis- 

mission ./ i ^ J ^ > 

so^^ haue spoken in reference there unto/ & alsoe 
hauing had tyme to reflect vpon my former Actions, I do 
freely acknowledge my great mischarage there in, & espec- 
ially by my rash guoakeing letter sent to ye Magestrates or 



Part I, Fol. 6Q. 

Generall Court, for which I am haertily sorry, & do humbly 
& thankefuUy accept of that Act of Indemnity & obliuion 
past by yo"* Worships this psent Court ; with spetiall respect 
to my pticular Case, hauing first testifyd my submission to 
the Authority of the Massatusetts Jurisdiction/ 
At a Court houlden at Fahnouth, John Bonighton/ 

July : 14 : 1658 : vera Copia taken out of y"" originall 
& examined Edw : Rishworth 

Ee : Cor : 

A proclamation sett forth by the Coiriission""^ of the Gen- 
erall Court (for the settleing of the Ciuill Goulment In the 
remote parts of our Pattent, Concerning 
Mr Jo" Bonighton/ 

W'as the sd Bonighton for seuerall offences mentioned in a 
gclamation of y^ last Generall Court, had tyme afibrded him 
for his yejlding hhn selfe into y^ hands of Authority, & to 
giue satisftiction touching y*' same, otherwise after the first 
of Septemb"" to stand in perill of his life, as by y® sd procla- 
mation doth appeare, & w^as the Court sent us there Com- 
mission''^ whose names are here under written Inuested Avith 
pouer (amongst other thinges) to grant ptections & Immu- 
nity s & to settle y® GoQment in yorke shyre, to y® uttmost 
extent of there lyne ; The sd Bonighton did prsonally 
appeare before us sitting in open Court, & After some tyme 
spent in setting forth the euill of such mischarages, & pro- 
uoakeing oftences, as were in the sd pclamation mentioned, 
he the sd Bonighton made his full & satisfijng Acknowl- 
edgm* vnder his hand & subscribed his subjection to this 
GoGm* w'by any man may now haue his Legall Course in 
any Ciuill Action Aganst him/ the people of these parts 
alsoe haueinfif fully submitted them selues vnto 

Massachusetts ^ ^ 

comissioners the Govemi* of the Massatusetts, w'^fore we 
^^^ thouo'ht it necessary forth with to make y^ matter 

Boniton o J J 

knowne through out the Contrey, for the prge- 
venting the Danger of the life of sd Jo" Bonighton, which if 



Part I, Fol. Q6. 

henceforth any should attempt, It is Contrary to y® Intent 
of the Generall Court, the end being obtayned which was 
Intended, Namely his reducement : & hereby we declare his 
discharge/ 

Samuell Symonds/ 
At a Court houlden at ffalmouth, Tho : Wiggin/ 

fornily Cauled Cascoe bay, giuen Nich : Shapleigh 

under o^' hands 14*^' July : 1658 : Edw : Rish worth 

vera Copia transcribed out of the 

originall, & examined/ 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



know all men by these psents that I John 
Cross Crosse of wells, do bind my sun John Crosse for 

Rishworth the full Tcamie of Eleauen Yeares, vnto Edw : 
Rishworth of the sd Towne, or his Assigns to 
pforme true & Honest seruice, to him or y"^ for the full 
pportion of the sd Tyme, In such lawfull Imploym*^ as hee 
hath necessary to bee done, his tyme to begine the first of 
May next Insewing/ 1650 : In witness w^of I haue here vnto 
sett my hand/ 

In the psence of, John Crosse/ 

Geo ; Haborne his Marke X. 

In Consideration of w°h seruis according to y^ aforesd tyme, 

thus truly & honestly pformed, the sd Edw : Rishworth his 

Maister or his Assigns, is to puide such Compe- 

Rishworth fe ' *^ r 

To tent Mantenance for him, as is fitt for a seruant : 

and alsoe hee his bound or whosoeuer hath him 
in Case of his decease, to vsse there best Indeauours to teach 
him to Reade now p^'sently, as tyme will pmitt, & to wright 
before his tyme bee out, & at his departure from him the 
sd Edw : or his Assigns, is to double suite in lining & wollen 
apparell, as the vsuall manner is, & vpon Condition of his 



Part I, Fol. 6Q, 67. 

honest pformance of his seruis, to y^ sd Edw : or his Assigns, 
hee or they to giue y"^ sd Jo" Crosse one Heffer, of two years 
ould w"^ his tyme is out/ Witnesse my hand this 12 : Aprill : 
1650 : 

In the psence of, p me Ed : Rishworth/ 

Geo : Haborne his Marke A true Coppy transcribed out of 

the originall p Edw : Rishworth 
Ee : Cor : 



x: 



[67] To the right Honored Allexand'' Rigby President, 
Mr George Cleaue Deputy Prassident togeather with the 
whoole body of the general! Assembly of the prouince of 
Lygonia assembled this 22th day of 7b^ 1648 : 

Your petitioner sheweth/ 

AV''as he hath by the order of the Authority here Estated : 
Endeauo'd to the vttmost to accomplish the last testament 
of Mr Jo" Winter disceased, for the satisfijng of whose 
Legacys, he hath emptied him selfe of his prop estate ; The 
mostnesse of which the sd Mr Jo" Winter his estate, lycth 
in the hands of the executors of Mr Ro])ert Trelawny, & 
hath beene hy them detayned for these many 
Petition yeares/ Notwithstanding the disceased Jo" AVin- 

^ ^° . ter did in his life tyme ])resse them for an Acconip* 

Lygonia J i i 

As likewise hath your petitioner by diuerse 
pswasiue letters, & the mediation for frejnds addressed unto 
them for the passe of Accomp*% and rectitijng of former pro- 
ceed', the distance of place allowing him no other meanes to 
that end ; yet still he is left without hope of any timous 
recouery of the sd estate : Neither can he soe much as receaue 
a letter from them ; but is made to know y* thejre Intentions 
in appearance are to depriue yo"" petitioner of w* he hath in 
his hands : in coinan Imployment with them, and soe to for- 
beare all satisfaction of dues, vntill the heyre of the sd 
Trelawny (being now about seaven or eight years ould) 
shall come to full ao:e, which will tend to the vtter destruc- 



Part I, Fol. 67, 68. 

tion of your petitioner, & his whoole family, as alsoe to the 
p^'iudice of this growing Common Wealth ; your petitioner 
being desirous If he Could obtayne his rights to Imploy his 
estate to the furtherance of publique good, from which he is 
now disenabled : 

Yo^' petitioner y^fore humbly craueth your serious Consid- 
eration of this his desperate condition ; And that in youre 
wisedomes you would either by your selues or a Comittee by 
you appoynted, take an examination of y® Accompts betwixt 
them, & vpon the Invent y^'of, that you would in your care 
prouide, that your petitioner may haue secured, & seques- 
tered unto him selfe, & for his singular vsse, w* he hath of 
the sd Trelawny in his hands, or at Least soe much as you 
shall find due from him to the petitioner/ [08] It being but 
a case of Coinan ^equity, that w^'as you by law haueing 
Ingaged your petitioner to satisfy debts & bequeathments, 
you should likewise see to the safegard, & procure the dutys 
that should make the same satisfaction : for which Legall 
fauo'' your blessednesse shall be prayed for, by 

Yo^ petitioner 
Vera Copia of this petition transcribed Robert lordan/ 

taken out of the originall examined, 

& recorded this 14*^' of August 1658 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Septemb^ 14*^ 1648 : 

This petition is granted by this assembly, & 
referred to a Comittee of this house vidilz* to Mr 
Geo : Cleaue, Mr William Royall, Mr Richard Foxwell, Mr 
Hene : Watts, to be satt on the tenth day of Octob^ next at 
Ritchmans Yland, to make report of the state of the thing 
petitioned for, to this Court at the next sessions, vnder the 
hand of the Clarke of this Assembly/ Peyton Cooke/ 

taken out of the originall examined & 
Recorded this 14th August 58 : p 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Paet I, FoL. 68, 

A true Inventory of all the goods, Cattle, & 
Treiawny Chattells, that now are on the plantation at Rich- 

winter mond Yland & Spurwinke in Joynt ownershipe 

Inventory betweene Mr Robert Treiawny M^chant deceased, 
, ^ & Mr Jo" Winter deceased, taken by Commission 

Accompts ^ 

this W' day of Octob^ Anno Domi : 1648 : & by 
us apprized according to our knowledge, & Conscience/ 

Inp's the Land is leaft in suspence for want of appearance of any right Mr Treiawny hath 

in it, onely the Court to Adiudg how long the petitioner shall retayne the possession 1 
It the liouseing, & seuerall bujldings on ye Island & at Spurwinke 

wee valew to be worth 80 

It 3 boates in vsse, with ye Mooreings & appurtenances 28 

It Two ould boates out of vsse at 2 

It Three peeces of ordinance with a small Nimib'' of shott there spunges, 

worme, & ladles at 50 

It ffoure ]\Iusketts, three Halberts, tiiue long pickes, three ould Fowling peeces, 

out of all order, & ffoure ould swords 3 10 

It One Mirrderre, & Two Chambers 1 10 

It The ministers bedding, the Communjon vessells, one Cussion, one Table 

Cloath, one y^ pi"* P<>tt 4 

One ould Skiffe, one ould Connow 1 

It The stage with a quautity of ould Caske 10 6 

It one ould adge, with three ould axps 5 

It six ould Hows, one ould drawing kniffe 2 

It six dozen of Hookes, at 168 16 

It ffiue dozen of Lynes at 7 

It Three pound of Twine, at 4 

Ditto It one dozen & 4, Newfound Land lynes 1 

It six pound of Match 10 6 

It Two swip saws, one Thwart saw, one ould Thwat saw 17 

It one ould Drumme 5 

It ffoure beetle rings, ffiue Iron Wedges, one ould ffirrs Hooke 8 

It Two bill Hookes, seaven reape Hookes, hoole & broaken 5 6 

It Three Euells, 2 Iron barrs one of y" broaken 10 

It Two grinding stoones, one Trenell 5 

It one ould picke axe, one Tining Lanthorne, 3 peeces of Lanthornes 3 6 

It Two pitchforkes, for hay, at 1 6 

It Two shovells one spade at 10 

It One ould Mill out of all vsse at 1 

It one ould Borier at 1 

It one brewing Kettle, one ould Kettle, one f rench Kettles one Iron kettle & 2 

Iron potts one pitch pott 6 

'201 1 

Moore to bee Added/ 

Two Trifootes, 2 Iron pott Hangers, one peyre of pott hookes 15 

One ould Chamberpott, two Tinne platters one Tinne bayson 1 quart pott 6 6 

One water buckett, & a Cowle at 2 6 

One pej're of Tonges, ffiue Milke Payles one water buckett 1 4 6 

2 bowles, 3 wodden platters, one Chyme, & Twelue Milke panna alj 

2 8 [6] 



Part I, Fol. 69. 



[69] 



on the other side 2 8 6 

fl&ue Chests, 25'b of lead, weights, one peyre of stillyards one peyre of scales. 

Three Coulters, & 4 shayres out of vsse 2 19 

Two ould wheele barrows, 16 whitt Hatts Moth eaten 1 ould flagg 11 6 

Some small earthern ware, & 40"' of Hoops at 14 

It ffoure Cows at 20 

Twelue Calues wof one is since dead 13 10 

Eighteene Goats, young & ould 4 10 

About Twenty bush^ of Meale at 4 10 

It A small quantity of Musty peas 10 

It i of an Hundred of bread at 5 3 

It ffoure hundred of beif e, at 4 10 

It 21 Cheeses at 1 15 

It 1601'' of butter at 4 

The 

Same ^* ^°^ Sejne & Two ould Netts, at 4 10 

It ffoure hundred of 2^ nayles att 8 

It seven pickeaxes, & ffoure ffrows 18 

It six ould baggs, at 6 

It Twentey two pounds of soope at 12 

It Twenty ffoure piggs on the Yland, young & ould at 18 

It About Ninety Hodged^ of sault 65 10 

It Two bushs of Mault at 10 

It About Thyrty pound of Cannon Powder, at 1 10 

It Tenn fishing leades at 5 

It one locke & key, Two splitters, flBue gutters 9 6 

"ll53 i 9 



Goods at Spurwinke to be added/ 

Thyrteene Cows at 64 

Six yearelings at 13 

ffiue oxen for the yoake 40 

It one bull at 9 5 

It fl&ue bullockes at 32 

It ffoure steares 20 

It Three Heffers at 9 

It ffiue steares at 20 



198 5 

Sixteene piggs of two yeares & vantage 28 

eeauen piggs of one yeares ould 3 10 

It Three boares Cutt this spring 2 10 

It Two suckeing piggs at 5 



232 10 

To be further added/ 

One Kettle at 2 

Two Tubbs, 5 Milke panns, two Cheese fatts, one pott & Hangers one hand saw, 

one picke axe, 2 ould boriers, six ould syths 1 4 

One Hargubus, one fowling peece, a quantity of ould Iron, 1 peyr wheels 3 

It six Harrow Tynes, two plow Chanes, one dung pott, six yoakes, one pott 

Hangers, one ould how, Two wodden platters, & one ould Lanthore 1 4 



7 
201 1 



1 151 1 9 
Soe the Generall Totall is, 594 1 3< 

C 7 8 6 

594 i i" 



Part I, Fol. 69, 70. 



The 10*!^ w'of is 59 8 [1^] 

Same 



^® whicli beicg deducted there resteth to Mr Trelawny, 



; is at your disposal! 534 13 [IJ] 

It the Cropp of Corne, peas, barley & wheate wh wee estimate at 53 

the Tenth w^of is, 5 6 soe ye Totall is 582 7 [0] 



An Accomp* added by Eobert Jordan, since this Inventory 
was taken the 10*^^ of Octob^ 1648 : Plantation is/ Cr/ 

Due to the plantation 133 Qui'i^ of fish sould to Mr Voll: Hill ) Ero'' re[ctified] 
but not yet pay d 84 15 9 w of the 10'^ is S 9 6^ ) in the l[ast] 

8oe there rests due to Mr Trelawny 72 10 [5J] 

It f of 2 Hodged« of Trajne oyle 3 10 [0] 

It Two Hodged^ & ^ of Macharell 6 

82 5^ 

An Accomp* Aded by Kobert Jordan 
the plantation is Dr/ 

For his Charge halfe a yeare 20 [0 0] 

For his Ministrey as by Composition halfe a yeare 10 

For his tenth part of Trayne & Macharell [19 0] 

For his shayre of Macharell, & Trayne at [5 0] 

For his shayre of fish 5 [0 0] 

[For] his wages to Robert Satturley 3 [0 0] 

[For] his wages to Jeremiah Humphyres [1 10 0] 

[£40 14 00 

[70] To be Added to the other side/ 

Inp" 277"' of beife spent since the Accomp« in attending on the fish before it 

was delivered 3 9 3 

It sixteene bushs of Meale at 3 4 

It Three goates 1 

It for one ^ part of this years portage 20"' wof his 10"i is . .• 20 

It For extraordinarys in shipping of men & Entertaying ye Marchant 2 

29 11 3 

40 14 



The Total] is 69 16 3 

Ye Same The 10"' is 6 19 6^ 

Resting from Mr Trelawny 62 15 8} 

Mr Trelawny is Cr 82 00 5^ 

Mr Trelawny is Dr 62 15 8^ 

The Ballance is 19 4 8^ i 

582 7 Ij 

The Totall is 601 11 9i 

By see much owing by me Robert Jordan on form"" Accompt as doth appeare. . . 3 13 4^ 

soe the whoole prop' to Mr Robert Trelawny according to valewation doth 

amount unto 605 5 IJ 

Wfas there is an Eero' in the first of the Accomp* taken since y* Inventory, It 

being def ectiue 3 15 9^ is here added as due to Mr Trelawny 3 15 9 

Praysed by us George Cleeue/ 
William Ryall/ 
Hene : Watts/ 



Part I, Fol. 70. 

[TJhis wrigliting was Attested vpon the oaths of the 
abouesd George [Clejeue, & Henery watts July : 16*^ 1658 : 
before us/ Samuell Symonds 

A true Coppy of the Thomas Wiggin/ 

Accompts aboue writ- Nicho : Shapleigh 

ten taken out of the originall Edw : Eishworth/ 

examined & transcribed this 

15th of August : 58 : p Edw : 

Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Telawny & Winter 
Kichmonds The report of us Commissions^ for the busi- 

nesse of the plantation at Richmonds Island, as 
it was taken by order the tenth day of October, & is deliu- 
ered to the Generall Assembly, this 16*^ Decemb^ 1648 : 

1 : Wee find by an Instrument bearing date the 26*^ of 
March 1636 vnder Mr Robert Trelawnys hand, that the full 
gouerment of the plantation, was by him whooly Committed 
to Mr Jo" Winter/ 

2 : Wee find that Mr Jo" Winter, then had one tenth 
part of the Pattent, Mr Trelaw[ny] then had or thereafter 
should haue, &> y* Mr Jo" Winter then had the -^q^^ part of 
the Pattent Mr Trelawny then had or thereafter should haue, 
And that Mr Jo" Winter then had the tenth part of all 
thinges on the plantation, & ought to haue the jV P^^^ of a [11] 
the profetts that should thence arise/ 

3 : Wee find y* Mr Jo" Winter had then payd his part 
for w* had beene disbursed, & was to pay from tyme to tyme 
his tenth part of w* should be disbursed/ 

4 : Wee find that Mr Jo" Winter, was to haue out of the 
generall Fourty pounds pr A[n]num in money, & a shayre 
for his psonall Care, & Charge/ 

5 : Wee find that the whoole disposeing of all things was 
committed to Mr Jo" Wint[er] which Mr Robert Trelawny 
promiseth to approue of/ 



Paet I, FoL. 70, 71. 

6 : Wee find that Mr Robert Trelawny acknowledgeth to 
haue remajning in his hands, one hundred & twenty pounds 
of Mr Jo"" Winters, towards the payment of h[is] tV^' P^^'t 
of his disbursments on the shipp Agnis, & one other shipp 
to be sent on Michalmesse next following/ 

7 : Wee find that Mr Eobert Trelawny promiseth to man- 
age the busines[s] in England, for the aduantage of Mr Jo" 
Winter, as for his owne aduantage in all thinges/ 

8 : Wee find by an Accomp* vnder the hand of Mr 
Robert Trelawny, bear[ing] date the 17^^ ^f March : 1639 : 
that Mr Jo" Winter left in ]\Ir Robert Trelawny his hand 
120^" pounds as abouesd, the profett of w'^h sd some from the 
26 [^''] day of March to that tyme being three years did arise 
to the some of one hundred twenty & ffiue pounds 17=^ 9*^ 
soe the Totall due to Mr Jo" Winter at that tyme was 245 
17 9"^ out of which some Mr Robert [Tre] lawny doth 
deduct sixty seaven pounds, seauen shillings, & eleaven 
peence [f]or such somes, he had in the sd Interim disbursed 
for Mr Winter his pticular Accomp'^ so Mr Robert Trelawny 
doth acknowledg there Avas due then [unto] Mr Winter for 
ballance of accompts for all thinges in returne 178 09 10 

[71] 9 : Wee find by a booke of Accomp*" left my Mr 
Jo" Winter vnder his hand, from the yeare 1636, to the last 
of June 1639 : due vnto him for wao'es & shares for him selfe 
& servants, 178 9 9i of which his ^oth is 17 16 11 
soe his due is 160 12 lOi 

10 : Wee find from the 24"^ of May (36) to the 5*'^ of 
June (39) Mr winter did disburse for the plantation servants 
41b c)s ]|^Qd j^jg iQYith. part is nine shillinges, soe his due 
resting is 4 00 10 

soe the Totall due to Mr Jo" Winter in March 1639 : is 
343 3 6i which sayd some according to the Improuemt 
foriSly allowed by Mr Robert Trelawny doth & will Amount 
from the 17"» of March 1639 : to y« 17 of March 1648/ to 
aboue the some of 1393^^ 12 0^ 



Paet I, FoL. 71. 

A report of further proceed^ to be added to y^ former/ 

1 ; Wee find by letters, vnder y^ hand of Mr Robert 
Trelawny that on y^ 20*^ of July 1639 : the blacke Richmond, 
about thyrty Tunns Improued likewise in the yeares aforesd, 
was sent by Mr Jo"^ Winter for England, loaden with six 
thousand of Pipe staues which cost here 8^*^ 8^ 0^ p thou- 
sand, of w^h Mr Jo^ Winters y^oth Part is 6 14 3^ & 
according to former Improuement doth Amount vnto aboue 
26^^ 17« 

2 : Wee find that the tV part of y^ sd Barke & the profett 
by her Imployment doth appertayne to Mr Jo" Winter, euer 
since her arriuall In England, Sept^ 1639 : haueingbeene euer 
since sooly Imployed by Mr Robert Trelawny, w'^h tenth we 
estimate for her Hull, riging, & provission at Twenty pounds, 
& according to Impro[ue]ment allowed by Mr Trelawny 
in former is aboue 80^*^ 00^ O'^ 

3 : Wee find by a booke of Accomp*^ from 1640, to the 
10*^ of June (41) due to Mr Jo" Winter 117 12 2^ 
w^of his xV P^^^ i^ 11^^ 1^^ ^'^ ^^® ^is principall is 105 
16 lOi^ & according to allowance June 10*^ 1648 : ariseth 
to aboue 320^^ 0« 0*^ 

4 : Wee find by a booke of Accomp*^ from (41) to the 
Last of May 42/ due to Mr Jo" Winter the some of Ninety 
six pounds, 14' 1^ w^'of his jV^h part is 9^^ 13' [0] soe 
his due is eighty seaven pounds 1' 0*^ which May the Last 
1648 doth arise to aboue 176^^ 00' O^^ 

5 : Wee find by the same booke due to Mr Jo" Winter, 
for the supply of the shipp Hercules, 47 12 9 w^h 
according to former allowance in May 1648, doth arise to 
aboue 142^^ 16' O^^ 

61y wee find a certen quantity of goods delivered by Jo" 
Winter from y^ plantation, amounting to 63^^ 10' 2^ w^'of 
his tenth is 6 13 & according to allowance is 19^^ 
19' 00 V 

[7] We find by a booke of Accompts to the Last of May 
43/ Mr Jo" Win[ter] is [Dr £ 31 6 2]^ of w^h is tV is 
3 2 8 soe is due to the plantation 28 3 [6] 



Part I, Fol. 71. 

towards the payment w'^of, wee find disbursed by Mr Jo^ 
Winter, 5^^ 15« lO*^ of w'^h his 10*^ part is 11' 1^ soe 
he hath payd 5^^ 4^ 4<^ alsoe wee find serten goods deliu- 
ered from the plantation of which Mr Winters t^^th part 
is 2'^ 3 [ : 1] soe haueing payd V^ 7' 5"^ he is still debtor 
for y' Yeare 20^^ 16^ l*^ 

81y Wee find by a booke of Accompts to the Last 
of May 1644, Mr Winter Creditor the some of 230^'^ 19" 
6*^, alsoe for disbursem*^ on y® seruants 2 19 3 soe the 
whoole is 233^^ 18« 9^ 

91y Wee find Mr Winter Debo*'" the same yeare, 76^^ 
11' 0^ of which is ^V^ part is 7^^ 13^ 8*^, soe is due to 
the plantation 69 3 

10 : Wee find that Mr Jo" Winter is Deb*^ for the years : 
44 : 45/ the some of 488'^ 16« 7^^ for which his yVth 
is 48^^ 17« 8^ soe there resteth 439^^ eighteene shillings 
& 117 

11 : Wee find Mr Jo" Winter is Credto"" in the same 
booke 409^^ IV S^ of w^h his i^th is 40 19 U soe 
there is due to Mr Jo" Winter 360>'^ 12^ 6i 

Mr Winter Debitor Mr Winter Creditor 

20^^ 16« 1^ 233 18 9^ ' 

69 3 

79 6 4i 

T69 5 5i 

soe on the ballance of those years there is due to Mr Jo" 

Winter the som[e] of sixty fibure pounds 13 3'^^ which 

according to former allowance from the last of May 1644, 

to the last of May 1648 did arise to aboue 150 pounds 
17s gd 

121y Wee find by a letter from Mr. John Trelawny one 
of y^ executors y* Mr Robert Trelawny gaue in Legacy to 
Mr Jo" winter the some of 12^^ 0' 0*^ 

soe the Totall since 1639 is 928^^ 9^ S^ 

1393 12 

2322 1 8 



Part I, Fol. 71, 72. 

A report of w* we find by letters, that Mr Kobert Tre- 
lawny hath disbursed for Mr Jo" Winter on his owne pticular 
Accomp* 

1 : Wee find by an Inuoyce Mr Trelawny disbursed 
25 5 in the year 1642/ & is according to allowance 
721^^ 5« 

21y We find by letters Three pounds pd to Mary Hooper 
by his order 1643 & is 8^^ [0^ 0] vidz* : eight pounds/ 

3 : Wee find fiueteene pounds payd by letters ; to Mary 
Hooper : 44 : & is 35^^ 0^ [0] 

4 : Wee find by Invoyce sent by Mr Trelawny his execu- 
tors in the ye [are] 44/ 16 6 portugall money worse by 
17^^ in the hundred th[an our Englisjh & according 
to allowance may be about 34^^ 0^ OY 

[72] 51y A bill of exchange payd for Mr Jo'' Holland 
10^^ pounds & is by allowance about Twenty pounds/ 

71 5 

8 

35 

34 

20 



168 5 



According to this Eeport Mr Jo'' 



[Tireiawny Winter is Creditor .... 2322 1 8 

wtter Mr Winter Dr 0168 5 

soe the remajne is 2153 16 8 

A report of what wee find Mr Trelawny hath had sent vnto 

him by Mr Jo" Winter since the yeare 1639 : 

1 : Wee find Mr Jo" Winter hath sent unto him in 

seuerall shipps in Fish, Marchandable 

& refuge, 305 6i Quint alls 

21y Wee find of Core fish 38i Quintalls 

3: Wee find of Trayne oyle 11 Hodged^ 

4: Wee find of fish pease 28 Hodg^f 

which fish pease & Trayne according to prise here 
Cannot Amont to lesse then 2292^^ 00« 0*^ 



Paet I, FoL. 72. 

Alsoe we find that hee hath had Mr Winters xV^ti of the 
barke Richmond euer since her departure in the yeare 1639 : 

Alsoe he hath receaued the whoole vioage made by the 
Hercules in the yeare 1641 : 

Alsoe he hath receaued y^ whoole vioage made by the 
shipp Margery, in y^ year 16 (42) 

Asoe he hath receaued y^ whoole vioage made by the shipp 
Hercules in y^ yeare (43) 

Alsoe he hath had the whoole Imployment of the shipp 
Richmond, & receaud to him selfe all her seuerall vioages, 
in all which Mr Jo'^ Winter out to haue his part according to 
his Interest, but hath not receaued/ besides other aduenturs 
which his stocke of money in MrTrelawny his hands would, 
& happily did Carry on to profett/ At least wise Mr 
Trelawny did Ingage to turne all to aduantage as for him 
selfe/ 

Alsoe we find that y'' is due to Mr Jo° winter the yVth part 
of the shipp Richmond, which in the former Accomp' is nott 
ualewed, because not belonging to the Petitioner. Onely 
her Imployment from the yeare 1641 : to 1645 : belongeth to 
the petitioner, and is to be added to the aboue Accop* as in 
discretion it may be valewed/ 

we alsoe find by letters that Mr Jo" Winter desired a 
passe of Accomp^% but it doth not appeare that any hath 
beene sent, onely a promisse fi'om Mr Jo" Trelawny, that 
they shall be sent when y^ peace of England is settled/ 

The Accompt of Robert Jordan since his Atturneyshipp 
deputed by Jo" Winter May 20th, 1645/ 

lb 8 d 

The Plantation Creditor from 45 to the first of June (46) 241 18 10 

vnot the 1-10 la 24 3 11 soe y resteth 217 14 11 

The Plantation Creditor from (45) to the first of Octob-^ 48 

924 3 8 one 1-10 wof is 92 8 4^ soe y rests 832 15 3i 

The Plantation Or for goods sent on p^ticular Accomp' 192 4 5 

The Plantation Cr for goods in general 60 3 w^ of 1-1 0th is 6 3 % 

The Plantation Cr for payd by bill of exchange 30 00 

1278 17 8 



Part I, Fol. 72, 73. 

P» Contra Debitor 

from 45 to the 1 : June 46 248 18 8'i the 1-10 is 24 18 soe there is resting 224 
46 to the 10th Octob^ 48: Plantation Dr 1152 9» 3^ of w«h the 1-lOth 

is 115 4 Hi soe y rests 1037 4 31 

In ye yeare 45 I sent to billbow on the plantations Accompt 140 Quintl^ of 

Marchande Fish my 1-10 being 14 00 00 

14 Quintalls 

The Totall is 1275 4 3^^ 

soe it appeares I remajne Debtor to y« Plantation ~~3 13 4^ 

which you shall find added to the Inventory 

George Cleaue/"j 
William Kyall/ V Committee 
Hene : Watts/ j 
This wrighting was Attested vpon the 

oaths of George Cleeue, & Henery Watts, 

the 16th day of July 1658 : before us 
A true Coppy of the re- Samuell Symonds/ 

port of the Commissions^ concer- Tho : Wiggin 

ing the whole businesse of Rich- Nicho : Shapleigh 

monds Yland, examined & Edw : Rishworth/ 

transcribed out of the originall 

this 15*^ of August: p 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[73] DecemV 18*^ 1648 : 

W^as there was a petition psented to the Generall Assem- 
bly of the prouince of Lygonia, houlden in Casco bay the 
12*^ day of Septemb^ in the yeare 1648 : by Robert Jordan 
Gentle : aganst the executors of Mr Robert Trelawny M^chant 
deseased, for the releife from the sd executors for a debt due 
unto Mr Jo"^ Winter 'deseased, to whose Last will the sd 
petitioner standeth executor : vpon the petition, the whoole 
assembly referred the examination of the state of the Cause 
vnto a Committee of the sd Assembly, Namely 
Ligonia to Gcorge Clccue Gentle : Deputy gsident, to 

To 

Jordan Mr Will : Ryall, Mr Hene : Watts, & Mr Richd 

Foxwell, & vpon the sd Comittees report in the 



Paet I, FoL. 73. 

generall Assembly this psent 18*^ of Decemb'' 1648 : It is 
ordered that it shall be lawful! for the sd petitioner, Kobert 
Jordan his heyres, executors Administrators & assignes, to 
retayne Occupy to his & y'" proper vsse, & profett to Convirt 
all the goods, Lands, Cattle & Chatties, belonging to Robert 
Trelawny deseased, with in this prouince, from this day 
forward, & for euer aganst any Clayme, or demand w^soeii), 
by w* party or partys soeuer : vnlesse the executors of the 
sd Robert Trelawny shall redeme & release them by the 
Consent and allowance of the sd Robert Jordan, his heyres, 
executors administrators & assignes, which sayd order is 
Inacted for, & towards the partys satisfaction, of a debt due 
to the sd Robert Jordan, & is in lew & valewation of 609 
00 10^ six hundreds nine pounds 10^^ onely the remajn- 
der of this debt being left by vs recuperable, by any Just 
Course of law according to convenjency/ 

Subscribed by Geo : Cleeue Dep*^ ^sident 
Willia : Royall 
vera Copia Henery Watts/ ^ 

pr me Peyton Cooke/ Jo° Cossons his Marke-4— — i 

July : 16*^ Anno DomS 1658 : Peter Hill his Marke ^1 
Attested before vs Commis- Robert Booth/ 
sio"*^ of the Generall Court of the 
Massatusetts Gour^ in New 
England (since the Change of 
y^ Gouer*^ by Geo : Cleeue aforesd, 

then Deputy President, & Hene : vera Copia taken out of 
Watts being taken vpon there y^ originall & exam- 

seuerall oaths, the day & yeare ined this 20th day of 

last aboue written/ August 1658 : p 

Tho : Wiggin/ Samuell Edw : Rishworth 

Edw : Rishworth Symonds Re : Cor : 

Nich : Shapleigh/ 



Part I, Fol. 73. 

July : 16«^ Anno Domil 1658 : 
Wee whose names are vnderwritten Commissio'"^ of the 
generall Court of the Massatusetts Bay in New England, for 
the settleing of ciuill gouern* In the East parts to the 
vttmost extent of y^' Lyne (which worke being Accom- 
plished) there was a writeing p^sented to vs by Mr Eobert 
Jordan, which is affixed to this Act of ours, As an Act 
of the Late Grenerall assembly, of the late stiled 
comissioners proviucc of Lygouja, bearcing date Decemb^ 18*^ 

for 

Jordan 1^48 : to y^ Intent we should declare the validity 

y^of ; Our answere is, that the Change of y® 
Gouerm* hath made no change In any mans former right 
whither in respect of Lands Chatties, goods, or any other 
estats w^soeuer : And this sd writeing Attested before vs, to 
be the Act of the sd assembly, we do Adiudg to be Legall/ 

Samuell Symonds 
vera Copia, taken out of the originall, Tho : Wiggin/ 
& examjned, this 20*^ Augst : 58 p Mch : Shapleigh/ 
Edw : Kishworth Re : Cor : Edw : Eishworth/ 



Jo^ Smyths Marsh at Cape Noddocke bounded from a 
great oake standing on the vpper Yland by a great stone 
heading of the Ylands vnto a great Marked Pine standing 
vpon the Mayne, In that great Marsh lijng betweene Cape 

Noddocke & wells/ 
Jii' Jo" Smyth his vpland bounded from a great 

Cricke Joyning to Peter Wyres, from thence vp 
the riuer to a great Coaue next unto y^ Falls ; ffourty Acers 
more lijng on this side of the riuer bounded from Cricke to 
cricke, Tenn Acers/ 

Jo" Smyth his Marsh at Cape Nuttacke bounded from a 
great Oake standing on the vpper Yland ouer to a Hemlocke 



Paet I, FoL. 73, 74. 

standing on a poynt on the other side/ Dated the : 2 ffeb : 
1654 : 

William Hilton/ 
Jo" Allcocke/ 
Jo" Smyth his vpland that was given him by Arthur Bragdon 
the Townesmen, is bounded from the Richd Bankes/ 
first freshett aboue the Falls, coming downe 
by a swampe side/ Jo" Allcocke/ A true copy of the 
Richd Bankes/ bounds of Jo" 
Arthur Bragdon Smyth his vpland, 
his Marke/ A & Marsh 
taken out of the originall Townes grants, 
& examined the 20"' August 58 : 

p Edward Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[74] Where as Richard Leader hath sould vnto Mr Jo° 
Beex of London, Merchant, one fourth part of his saw Mill, 
at Pischataqua In New England and to Mr Richard Hutchin- 
son, of y^ sd Citty, Ironmunger, one fiburth part thereof, 
and to Colo^^ William Beale, & Cap* Thomas Allderne one 
fiburth part y'^of, togeather with all the stocke & Implements 
there vnto belonging, or in any wise app^'tayning, as by the 
sundrey deeds, with a sedule thejre vnto annexed, beareing 
date, the fifth day of OctoV Anno Domil : one thousand six 
hundred fiuety & three, doth, & may more fully appear e/ 

Now these presents witnesseth, that I the sd Richard Lea- 
der, do hereby Ingage my other fourth part of the sd saw 
Mill, to Edw : Hutchinson Junjo% Atturney of the sd Jo" 
Beex, Richard Hutchinson, &> Cap* Thomas All- 
Leader derne. And that I the sd Richard Leader, my 

To . ' ^ 

Beex executors or assignes shall with in eighteene 

HncMson Mocuths after the date here of, appeare before y® 

Aideru sd Jo" Bccx, Richard Hutchinson, & Cap* Tho : 

Allderne, In London, then, & y'^ to answere 



Part I, Fol. 74. 

all & singular there Just & Legall Clames, and demands, by- 
reason of my deeds of sayle aforesayd, or any thing Con- 
tayned in the same, according to the Judgment of Learned 
Consell In the Law/ In witnes whereof I haue here unto 
putt my hand & seale this 14*^^ day of February : 1655 : 
Signed, sealed, & DliQed Eichard Leader (selL) 

In the presence of vs/ The first of Aprill 1656, came 
Sammuell Hutchinson before me Samuell Hutchinson, 

Edw : Hutchinson Senio^ & Edw : Hutchinson Senjo'", & 
Eobert Paddishall/ testify d vpon oath, that they 

saw Kichard Leader seale, & 
deliuer this wrighting as his Act, 
& Deed, & that they y^ aforesd 
Samm", & Edward, subscribed 
y^ names as witnesses thereto/ 
Eichard Bellingham Deputy 
Gouero^ 
The aforegoing Coppy being duly examined with its orig- 
inall, is found to agree there with word for word, by me the 
vnderwritten Notary/ 

Quod attestor rogatus et requisitus 

Eobert Howard Not* publ' 
1656/ 
This Coppy aforegoing is duly examined, & is found to 
agree word for word, with that wrighting out of w'^h it was 
transcribed this 29th : August : 1658 : 

p Edw : Eishworth Ee : Cor : 



This Indenture made the Twentieth day of February in 
the yeare of our Lord god one thousand six hundred ffiuety 
& two, betweene Edward Eigby Esq"^ president of the 
prouince of Lygonia, in New England in America of the 
one part, & George Cleeue of Casco in the sd prouince on 
the other part, Witnesseth that the sd Edw : Eigby, for & 



Part I, Fol. 74. 

in Consideration of the yearly rent, & sceruices in these 
;psents reserued, & of a Competent some of money in hand 
payd, at the sealing, & delivery hereof, & alsoe for diuerse 
other good Causes, & considerations him the sd Edward 
Rigby, hereunto espetially mouing, hath given, granted, & 
Confirmed, & by these psents do giue, grant, & 
Rigby Confirme, vnto the sd George Cleeue his heyres. 

Cleave & assignes for euer, all that part, pcell, & por- 

tion of Land lijng, & being neare vnto Casco 
bay, aforesd, Contaying one thousand Acers of Land, after 
the measure of eight scoore perches to eQy acre, & a square 
of sixteene foote, & a halfe to euery pearch, adioyning to 
the Lands forfily granted vnto him, the sd Geo : Cleeue, & 
his heyres ; And begining at the little ffalls in Casco River, 
& runing westwardly three hundred & Twenty pooles, & 
ffiue hundred pooles southwardly, togeather with all & all 
manner of woods vnderwoods, Tymber, & trees, now grow- 
ing, standing & being, or w'^h shall or may hereafter stand, 
grow, or be in or vpon the sd p'^mises, with there & eQy 
of their appurtenances, with free lyberty to fish, & fowle in 
& vpon the sd River, soe far as the sd Lands before men- 
tioned to be Demised do extend along the side there of, & 
the fish & fowle y^ by taken to haue covert & dispose there 
of, to his & y^ owne vsse, at his or there owne will & 
pleasure/ To haue & to hould all & singular the sd Lands, 
& p''mises before by these p'^sents mentioned to be given 
granted, demised, & Confirmed with the appurtenances vnto 
the sd George Cleeue his heyres, & assigns for euer, to 
hould of the sd Edward Rigby, & his heyres in free & Com- 
man scoccage, doing therefor flfaelty vnto the sd Edward 
Rigby, his heyres, & assignes. And yeilding & paijng there- 
fore vnto the Coman weale of England, one flifth part of all 
the gould, & siluer oare to be had & found vpon y^ sd 
p^^mises, or any part or pcell y''of; And alsoe yejlding & 
paijng vnto the sd Edward Rigby, his heyres, & assigns, for 
the sd one Thousand Acres, the yearely rent of Twenty 



Part I, Fol. 74, 75. 

shillings of Lawfull money, In & vpon the first day of 
Aprill, & the first day of Octob'' yearely, by even & eequall 
portions, for all seruices & demands, & y eliding, & paijng 
yearly to the Counsell established at Plymouth, In the 
County of Deavo[n] [75] for the planting, ruling, ordering 
& gouerning of New England aforesd, & y^ successors for 
euer, one pecke of the best bread Corne Accomp*ing two 
Gallones after Winchester measure, for euery pecke, for 
euery hundred acers of the sd Lands, soe as aforesd letten 
to farme, yet notwithstanding the p^mises, the sd Edward 
Eigby doth for him selfe, his heyres, & assigns Couenant & 
agree, with the sd George Cleeue & his assigns that the sd 
Edward Rigby his heyres, & assignes shall yearly from tyme 
to tyme, vpon the payment of the sd yearly rents vnto him, or 
them, repay vnto the sd George Cleeue his heyres, or assigns 
the seuerall summs of Two shillings y^of, for euery seuerall 
hundred Acres of the sd Lands, soe as aforesd granted, as 
shall not then before that tyme haue beene vsed, or occupied, 
for arrable land, pasture, or Meddow by the sd Geo : Cleeue, 
or his assiges by his, or y^ substitutes, or by some other 
pson, or psons, by his, or y^ consent, conniuance, or allow- 
ance : And the sd Edward Rigby doth here by make, 
ordajne. Constitute, & in his place putt Michaell Mitton 
of Casco aforesd Gentle : & Robert Brecke of Boston in 
New England Gentle7 his true & lawfull Atturneys loyntly 
& seuerally to take possession for him, & in his name, in the 
sd Lands, &, p^'mises before by these psents mentioned, to be 
granted, & after such possession taken & had, then for 
him & in his name to deliuer full, peaceable possession, & 
seazin, vnto the sayd George Cleeue or to his Certajne 
Atturney in his behalfe, according to the forch, tenour, 
forme & seflfect of this p^'sent Indenture, y^'of made ; And 
what the sd Atturney or either of them, shall doe in the 
p^'mises, the sd Edward Rigby doth ratify & Confirme the 
same/ In witnesse w'^of the sd partys to these p^'sent 



Part I, Fol. 75. 



Indenturs Interchangeably haue sett two j^ hands, & seales, 
the day & yeare aboue written 1652 : 



Sealed signed & DeliQed 
in the psence of vs/ 
Eobert Brecke/ 
Jo" Spenser/ 
Robert Tompson/ 



Edw : Rigby/ 
Possession & seazin taken, by me 
Michaell Mitton, according to 
the order with in specify d, in 
part of the Lands granted, & 
Deliuerd vnto Richard Tucker 
for the vsse, & by the appoyt- 
ment of Mr George Cleeue, by 
me, Michaell Mitton/ 
In psence of Ann Mitton 

her marke/ A 
The Coppy of this Indenture aforegoing duely examined, 
& transcribed out of the originall this Third of Septemb"^ 
1658 : p Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 



These p^'sents shall witnesse that I George Cleeue Gentle : 
haue sould assigned, & sett ouer, this p^'sent Indenture vnto 
Richard Tucker, togeather with all the Lands & priuiledges 
with in mentioned to be from heneforth the proper goods & 
lands of him the sd Richard Tucker, & his heyres & assignes 
for euer, for and in Consideration of the some of Thyrty 
pounds starling to me in hand payd, & to be payd according 
to a couenant betweene us, & for other good Causes me 
there unto mouing for all demands/ Witnesse my hand this 
ISt'^day of July, 1658 

by me George Cleeue/ 

This Coppy duely exam- 
ined & taken out of y® 
originall this 4th of 
Septb^ 58 : p Edw : 
Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Cleave 

To 
Tucker 



In the p'*sence of, 
Michaell Mitton/ 
George Lewis 

by his marke ♦ 



Part I, Fol. 75, 76. 

These gsents witnesseth that I haue taken & deliuered 
possession, & seazin, to Richard Tucker of the within men- 
tioned p^'mises, this 2V^ of July 1658 : 

by me Georg Cleeue 
In the psence of, 

Geo : Lewis by his marke y^ Taken out of y^ originall & 
Michaell Mitton/ -"^ examined p Edw : Rish- 

worth Re : Cor : 4 Sepb^ 
58: 



To all Christean people whome these Concerne ; Know 
yee, that I, Isack[e] Nash of Doner, In the River of Pischat- 
aqua Shippwright, by & with the full Consent, & approbation 
of Margery Nash my wife. In consideration of y® some of 
ffburty two pounds tenn shillings sterling : to mee in hand 
payd, by William Leighton of Kittery, Marriner, as alsoe 
for diverse other good Causes & considerations y^'vnto me 

espetially moueing, haue granted, barganed & 
^^^^ sould, & by these psents, do grant, bargane, sell 

Leighton & Coufirmc vuto the sd William Leighton, his 

heyres, executors. Administrators & assignes for 
ever, all that Messuage, or Tenement formerly by mee 
possessed, which was Erected by my late prsedecessor Wil- 
liam Everett, whose wife I haue now Married, lijng & situate 
at Kittery neare to the Mayne River, that is to say, one 
dwelling house, with all other houseing there vnto belonging, 
with an Orchard & Garden there vnto, & next Adioyning 
vnto the sayd dwelling house, and neare y® poynt of Land 
Comanly Called Watts Fort/ with a Tract of Land from the 
water side, belonging to the sd house or Tenement, lijng 
be- [76] tweene Nicholas Frost his lott on the West side, & 
Thomas lones his lott on the East, carrijng the same breadth 
betwixt those two lotts, to the backe part of the Great 
swampe Northwardly, with six aceres of fresh Marsh lijng at 



Pakt I, FoL. 76. 

the South East end of the Heathy Marsh Commonly soe 
Called ; As alsoe fourty Acers of vpland, granted to the sd 
Marsh by the Towne of Kittery, for an outt lott, with a 
Tract or lott of Land, more purchased by my prsedecessor 
( William Everett) of Renold Jinkines, lijng betweene the 
lott of M'" Dinnisse Downinge, on the East side, & Thomas 
Joanes his lott, on the west, to begine at the water side, & 
to runn vp betweene both the sd Lotts, into the sd woods, 
or vpland till six Acers be Compleate, & Ended : To haue & 
to hould all the sd p^'mises, with all the priuiledges, & appur- 
tenances y^'vnto belonging w^soeuer, vnto the sd William 
Leighton, his heyres, administrators & assignes for euer, as 
there owne, from y® sd Isacke Nash & Margery his wife, 
there heyres, & assignes, with out any Molestation, lett, or 
hinderance, from them, or any of them, by any Clayme or 
p''tence w^soeQ, for the true pformance w^'of to be made good, 
I the sd Isacke, with the Consent of Margery my wife, do 
bind our selues, our heyres, executors, & assignes, vnto the 
aforesd william Leighton, his heyres, executors administra- 
tors & assignes in the some of one hundred pounds sterlg : 
In witnesse w'"of wee haue here vnto sett our hands, & seals 
the Twenteth day of June 1656 : 
Signed sealed & DeliQed Isacke Nash 

In the psence of The Marke 

The Marke of This Deede of Sayle of Margery 

Nicho : fJf Frost was acknowledged by Nash M 

Charles Frost Isacke Nash, & Margery Nash, 

to be y'* Act & Deede before mee 
this 5th : of July 1658 : Nic : Shapleigh/ 
This Deed of Sayle aboue written was transcribed out of 
the originall, & examined word for word, & recorded, this 
20^^ day of Novemb-^ 1658 : 

p Edw : Eishworth Re ; Cor : 



Pakt I, FoL. 76. 

Know all men by these p^'sents y* I Robert lordan of Rich- 
mond Island In New England Gentle 7 & Saraih my wife, for 
diuerse Causes y^'unto moueing, but more especially for & in 
consideration of one hundred & twenty pounds tenn shillings 
in hand payd before the Insealing here of, by Bryan Pendle- 
ton of Portsmouth & Roger Spencer of Charles Towne In 
New England aforesd, do for our selues or heyres, executors 
& Administrators Bargane, sell, allene assigne & sett ouer 
vnto the sd Bryan Pendleton, & Roger Spencer, them selues 
& there heyres, executors Administrators & assignes for euer, 
A Necke of Land situate, & being In the Mouth of Sacoe 
River, being bounded by the Mill to the Landward, & thence 
downeward to the sea, togeather with an Yland Coinanly 
knowne by the Name of Wood Yland, & an Yland coinanly 

Called Gibbones his Yland, with the house & all 
Jordan ^^q priuiledges y'to belonging (excepting the one 

Pendleton halfc of any Mines, or Mineralls that are, or may 
Spencer be fouud ou any of the sd Barganed ^mises. As 

alsoe the sd Jordan his heyres, executors not- 
withstanding the forementioned barganed pmises, is to haue 
full & free Lyberty from & by the sd Pendleton, & Rog'^ 
Spencer, there heyres & executors from tyme to Tyme to 
Erect any stoorehouses, & to Land any Tymber &c : And 
at his the sd Jordan, & his heyres at his & j"^ pleasure 
agajne to remoue without Molestation or lett/ & wee the 
said Robert lordan & Sarah my wife, do hereby pmise to 
defend the Title of the before barganed p^'mises, agajnst all 
manner of psons laijng Clame to the same/ & here vnto bind 
o^'selues, or heyres, or executors & Administrators/ In wit- 
nesse w'"of haue here vnto sett our hands, & scales the Thir- 
teenth day of August, one Thousand six hundred Fiuety 
eight 1658 : 



Part I, Fol. 76, 77. 

his seale 

Signed sealed & Deliued By me Robert Jordan /T^^N 

In the psence of signed 

Elias Stileman/ Sarah ^ J J^^^^n ^^« 



James Pendleton/ 
This 9th of October : Sarah Jordan subscribed and sealed 

before mee 58 Robert Jordan Comissio^ 
Witnesse/ 

Jo : Thorpe A True Coppy of this Deed of Salle tran- 
Jo" Gill/ scribed out of the originall & examined 

word for word p mee 
March : 5 : 1658 : Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[77] Bee It knowne vnto all men by these psents, that 
I Roger Spencer of Charles Towne In New England, for & 
in Consideration of one hundred & sixty ponds fine shillings, 
In hand payd before y° Insealing hereof, by Bryan Pendle- 
ton of Portsmouth In New England M^'chant do bargayne, 
sell, allene, assigne & sett ouer vnto y"^ sd Bryan Pendleton 
his heyres, executors Administrators or assignes for euer the 
one halfe or Moity of a Necke of Land In Sacoe River, 
togeather with y^ one halfe of wood Yland, & Gybbons his 
Yland, which sd Land was for&ly in the hand of M'' Robert 
lordan, togeather with all the priuiledges & appurtenances, 
y'^vnto belonging, as appears by a deed from the sd Mr 
Jordan, of the same Date with this psent wrighting, togeather 
with the one halfe part of Stocke, Chatties, & Chattle putt, 

& to be putt on Joyntly by the sd Pendleton & 
Spencer ^]^q g^j gpenccr amounting to the some of Two 

Pendleton hundred pounds sterlg : Always prouided that 

If In Case the sd Roger Spencer his heyres 
executors or assignes shall well & truly pay or Cause to bee 
payd vnto y® sd Bryan Pendleton his heyres, executors or 



Part I, Fol. 77. 

assignes the true some of one hundred & sixty pounds Fine 
shillings, at or within the Tearme of six yeares from the day 
of the date here of, that then this deed is to bee voyd, & 
of none seffect, notwithstanding any thing to the Contrary, 
here in expressed : And in Case of Non payment as aboue 
expressed, by the abouesd Spencer, his heyres executors or 
assignes ; It shall bee lawfuU for y® sd Pendleton to possesse, 
haue &> Inioy, all y® forementioned p'^mises with out any 
Molestation, or lett, & the sd Spencer doth promisse, not to 
Molest or disturbe the sd Pendleton from the peaceable, & &, 
quiett possession of the whoole p^'mises/ And hereto I the 
sd Roger Spencer do bind my selfe, mine heyres, & execu- 
tors/ In witnesse w^of I haue herevnto sett my hand, & 
scale this Thyrteenth day of August, one Thousand six 
hundred fiuety eight/ 1658 : 

his seale 

Signed sealed & Deliud Roger Spencer {( j\ 

In the psence of vs 
Robert Jordan/ 

Ely as Styleman/ Of this Deed of Saylle, 

vera Copia transcribed out of the originall & examined 

verbatim March : 8th : 58 : p Edw : Rishworth Re :Cor : 



Witnesse these psents that I Francis Champnoone In New 
Ingland Gentle : In Consideration of one hundred pounds to 
mee already payd, by Capt* Walter Barefoo*^ & of Thyrty 
pounds which hee is to lend mee till Janr[y] Next 1659 : 
Doe giue grant sell & Confirme vnto y^ sd waiter Barefoote 
or his assignes my soole right & Interest, of all that Tract of 
Land lijng & being on the Harbo'^^ Mouth, vpon the East 
side of Pischataqjj River, Contaying the quantity of Fiue 
hundred acers of Land or y"" abouts, with y* dwelling house 



Part I, Fol. 77. 

bujlt vpon it, which comanly goeth by the name of Cap* 
Champnoones lower house, with all the priuiledges 
champernoone benefitts, & proprietys, which do app^tayne vnto 
Barefoot the sd house and lands, whither of Tymber or 

otherwise/ I do likewise on the forni Considera^ 
tions grant vnto him the sd Walter Barefoote or his assignes, 
the one halfe of y* grant of Tymber, which was granted & 
given to mee by the Towne of Eattery, with all the priuiledges 
according to the Teno"" y^'of, as is y'"in expressed. All which 
proprietys & priuiledges aboue mentioned, whither of Lands, 
houseing, Tymber, grants, or otherwise, I the sd Francis 
Champnoone do bind my selfe my heyres Administrators & 
Assignes to make good the Interest there of (the Towne 
grant of Tymber onely excepted) vnto the sd waiter Bare- 
foote, & his assignes for euer, & in his behalfe to defend 
them aganst all mafil of Titles, Clames, Morgages, & Incom- 
berances w^soeuer : & to giue to him Legall possession y'^of, 
Att w* tyme soeuer hy him or for him it is or shall be 
demanded/ In testimony w^'of, namely of all & eQy of the 
p^'mises aboue mentioned, I here vnto sett my hand & seale, 
this sixteenth day of Noveb'" 1658 : one thousand six hundred 
Fiuety eight 
Signed sealed & Deliud ffran : Champernone 

In the psence of/ his seale {Cj\ 

Nic : Shapleigh/ This Deed of Sayle was 
flfran : Raynes/ Acknowledged before me 

this 18*^ ofy« 9:"': 58: 
Nicho : Shapleigh Coiiiissio'' 
A true Coppy of this Deed of Salle transcribed out of the 
originall, & examined word for word, & truly recorded this 
8*^ March : 1658 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 78. 

[78] The returne of the Comissio'"^ of the Generall Court 
of the Massatusetts being Authorized & appoynted 
to settle ciuill gouerment In the Easterne parts 
to the vttmost extent of there lyne, as appears 
by a Comission granted y"^ beareing Date May : 
20*^ 1658 : 
In reference w^vnto the Comissio'^^ aforesd, whose names 
are here subscribed, according to order & trust y'in to them 
Coinitted, did repayre vnto the Easterne parts, and at yorke 
did Adiorne the Court vnto the house of Mr Robert Jordan 
at Spurwinke, sending out sumonses to all Inhabitants resid- 
ing with y*^ lyne proposed, there to appeare psonally before 
them/ which by the Maio^ part y^of was attended, & after 
some serious debate of matters betwixt us, remouall of some 
doubts, & our tendering of some Acts of fauor & priuiledge 
to them, the good hand of god guiding y^in, by a Joynt Con- 
sent wee Mutually Accorded In a free & Comfortable Cloze, 
as doth more fully appeare by these following Acts/ 

July: 13*^ 1658: 

Wee the Inhabitants of Blacke Poynt, Blew Poyt, Spur- 

Biack winke & Cascoe Bay, with all the Ylands y^'vnto 

Bi'ue Point belonging, do owne & acknowledge our selues 

spurwink ^^ jj^g^ subjcct to the Goucr* of the Massatusetts 

casco Bay In New England, as appears by our pticular 

Submission subscriptious, in reference to those articles for- 

2^LT^ merly Granted to Douer, Kittery & yorke, 

Orders thereon ^j^ich are uow OTauted & Confirmed vnto us. 



Part I, Fol. 78. 

togeather with some Additions as vpon record doth 
appeare/ 

Andrew Browne Hene : Joclein/ 

Francis Smale his marke ^ Geo : Cleeue/ 

Nicho Whitte his Michaell Maddiver Robert Jordan/ 



Marke N 
Tho: Stamford 

his marke (^ 

Robert Corbine/ 
Natha" Wallis/ 

Jo° Wallis/ 



Arthur Auger 



his marke 
Tho Hamott 

his marke j^ 

Jo° Tynny/ 
Geo : Lewis his 

Marke ^y 

Jo° Phillips his 

Jujo'" his marke -r Marke j" ^ 



Ambros Boden Junjo'' Geo : Taylor his 
Samuell Oakeman marke -yC^ 

Nicho : Ed^rcom 



Jo" Bonighton/ 
Richd Foxwell/ 
Hene : Watts/ 

Fran : Neale/ 
Abra : Follen/ 

Ambros Boden Senio' 

Michaell Mitton/ 

Richd Martine 
his Marke "'^^iK^ 



his marke 

Jonas Balie his 

Marke -rr 



§ 



his marke(3j£3* 



Every of these psons as aboue mentioned, which haue 
subscril^ed to this wrighting, haue further by oath taken in 
Court Ingaged them selues to this Authority of the Massatu- 
setts at the Date hereof July the 13 : 58 : 



W^'as the Towes Blacke Poynt, & blew Poynt, Spurwinke 
& Casco Bay, haue acknowledged them selues subject to the 
Gouerment of the Massatusetts, as by the seuerall subscrip- 
tions vnder y'" hands doth appeare. Wee the Comissio''' of the 
Generall Court of the Massatusetts do actually grant as 
foUoweth/ 



Part I, Fol. 78. 

1 : In Case by an Immediate pouer from the supremicy 
of England wee are Comandded, & after Addresse to the 
same supremicy by the Massatusetts Authority, It be defined 
as proper to any other regulations, then o''^ this obligation to 
bee Nulld/ wee protecting them, till the determination y^'of/ 

2 : That an Act of Indemnity or obliuion is freely granted 
them/ 

3 : That all such acts & priuil edges, as haue beene 
granted to Doner, Strawbury banke, Kittery, yorke, wells, 
& Sacoe are granted vnto them/ 

4 : That in Cases of appeales to Boston, the appelant 
recouering (shall haue ordinary Costs, but shall putt in suffi- 
cient security not recoQing, to make good trible Costs to the 
Defend* 

5 : That they shall haue true transcripts of such priui- 
ledges, as haue beene granted to the forementioned Townes, 
sent vnto them to bee recorded with all Convenjence/ 

6 : That the ciuill priuiledges now granted them, wee do 
not Intend shall bee fortifted vpon differences in matters of 
religion, but y^ regulations y^'in must bee according to poenall 
Laws/ 

7 : That those places which were formerly Called Blacke 
poynt. Blew poynt, & Strattons Yland y^'to Adiacent shall 
henceforth bee Called by the name of Scarborrow/ the bonds 
of which Towne on y^ westerne side begineth w^ the Towne 
of Sacoe endeth, & soe runnes along on the westerne side of 
the River of Spurwinke eight Miles backe into ye Countrey/ 

8 : That those places formerly Called Spurwinke, and 
Cascoe bay, from the East side of Spurwinke river, to the 
Clapboard Ylands in Cascoe bay, shall runne backe eight 
Miles into the Countrey, & henceforth shall bee Called by 
the name of Falmouth/ 

9 : That the Townes of Scarborrow & Falmouth, shall by 
a survay take an eeffectuall Course to bond them selues, 
betwixt this tyme & the next Court houlden for this County, 



Part I, Fol. 78, 79. 

w^'vnto they are to make y^returne, or vpon there neglect 
y^'of, the County Court shall appoyt Comissio'"^ for bounding 
of them/ 

10 : That the Townes of Scarborrow & Falmouth shall 
haue Comission Courts to try Causes as hy as Fiuety pounds/ 

11 : That those Two Townes of Scarborrow & Falmouth, 
are to send one Deputy yearely to the Court of Election, & 
haue lyberty to send two Deputys, If they see Cause/ 

In Court given vnder our hands July : 14*^ 1658 : 

Samuell Symonds 
Tho : Wiggin/ 
Nic : Shapleigh 
Edw : Rishworth 

W'^as the County of yorke shyre is large, & very remote 
from Boston, the place w'" the generall Courts, & counsell of 
this Coman weale of the Massatusetts do vsually assemble , 
w^'by It is more difficult to obtaye the psence & helpe of any 
of the assistants of the Gouerm* as occasion from tyme to 
tyme doth require, wee y'^fore the Coinission'"^ of the Gener- 
all Court considering there necessity of a Constant supply, 
till the Generall Court take further order there in, doe grant 
& order as folio weth/ 

[79] 1 : That with the Consent of the Inhabitants of 
the aforesd Townes of Scarborrow, & Falmouth, Wee do 
constitute & appoynt the right Trusty Henery Joclein Esq"^ 
Mr Robert Jordan, Mr Geo : Cleeue, Mr Hene : Watts, & 
Mr Fran : Neale, Comisso""' for the yeare Insuing, Invested 
with full pouer or any three of them, for y'' Try all of all 
Causes (without a Jury) within the lyberty s of Scarborrow 
& Falmouth, not exceeding the valew of Fiuety pounds : 
And every one of the sd Commission'"' haue granted them 
Mas^estraticall pouer to heare & determine small 

Commission" ^ '- 

of York causes as other Magestrates & assitants haue, 

whither they be of a ciuill or of a Criminall 

nature. Any of the sd Comissio'"^ may grant warrants, som- 



Part I, Fol. 79. 

ones, & executions, if neede require ; & liaue pouer to exam- 
jne offenders, & Committto pryson, except bayle be tendered 
According to law : Alsoe any of the sd Comissio^^ haue pouer 
to Minister oaths according to law, & if they Judge needfuU 
to bind offenders to the peace & good behauio^, alsoe to sol- 
lemnize marage according to Law/ And any three of the sd 
Comissio''^ haue pouer to Impoure Millitary officers vnder the 
Degree of a Cap* : The sd Comissio''® are required to Inioyne 
each Town to procure the booke of laws, they haue alsoe 
pouer to receaue in all such psons liueing with in our Lyne 
as betweene this psent tyme & the Last of SeptemV shall 
come in by there voluntary subscriptions : The meaning is 
that they should not be barred from haueing the priuiledges 
that y^ neighbo^^ Inioy, by occasion of there necessary 
absence at the Court 

2 : That w"^ County Courts are Called, & through proui- 
dence hindering, that y"" are none of the assistants psent at 
yorke, or else where that y^ sd County Court shall Still pro- 
ceed, & the Acts y^of shall be valid notwithstanding ; the 
assotiates of the County or any three of them at Least being 
then psent/ 

3 : Wee do likewise order, that y^ assotiats chozen for 
this County, or any three of them, shall haue full pouer 
(without a Jury) to try any such ciuill actions, as shall not 
exceed the valew of sixty pounds, the party Cast haueing 
lyberty to appeale to the County Court. 

4 : It is ordered hereby for the easing of Charges, & 
trouble in this County, being soe remote from the exercize 
of Authority, in some Considerable Cases, that the three 
Commissioners or more in this County in each Towne shall 
haue full pouer to grant letters of Administration, receaue 
probatts of wills, & to order such estates as County Courts 
haue pouer to do, in the like Cases, prouided w° any such 
Acts are putt forth, by the Coinissio^^ of ye Townes of Scar- 
borrow or Falmouth, Mr Henery Joclein, or Mr Robert Jor- 
dan to bee one of the three, for Sacoe & Cape Porpus Cap* 



Part I, Fol. 79. 

Niclio : Shapleigh to bee one, for wells Mr Abra : Preble to 
bee one/ Wee do likewise grant the Towne Coinissio""^ 
of yorke & Kittery to haue the same poure therein/ And 
that those pticular Gentle : Mr Hene : Joclein, Mr Robert 
Jordan, Cap* Mc : Shapleigh, Mr Edw : Rishworth & Mr 
Abra : Preble, or either of them shall haue Magestraticall 
pouer, throughout the whoole County of yorke Shyre for 
this yeare Insuing, vntill others are chozen & sworne in 
there places, & the County Courts fi'om tyme to tyme haue 
pouer to grant & renew lycences for ordinarys, for selling 
of wine & strong water, & for keepeing of houses of Inter- 
tayment according to Law/ 

5 : And w^'as hence forth there will bee neede of more asso- 
tiates for County Courts then formerly, wee do giue pouer 
& order that y'" shall bee fiue assotiates chozen yearely w^'as 
there was but three before, & that they may keepe a County 
Court at Sacoe or Scarborrow as (at yorke) In the Moenth 
of Septemb^ yearely, prouided the day & place bee agreed 
on, vnder the hand of three of the assotiates at the least 
signifyd to the Re : Cor : of the County, soe y* hee may 
giue due notis thereof vnto the seuerall Townes, six weekes 
before the sd Court at the Least/ 

Sainuell Symonds 
A true Coppy of those articles aboue Tho : Wiggin/ 
mentioned, granted vnto Scarborrow Nic : Shapleigh 

6 Falmouth by the Coinissio" of Edw : Rishworth/ 
the Generall Court vnto them/ 

Transcribed out of the originall, & 
examined word for word, & truly 
recorded this 9th day of March : 
1658 : p Edw : Rishworth Re :Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 79, 80. 

This Indenture made the Twenteth day of Novemb'" In 
the foureteenth yeare of the reigne of o^ Soueraigne Lord 
Charles by the grace of god King of England Scottland 
France & Ireland Defend^ of the faith Anno Domil 1638 : 
betweene Richard Vines of Sacoe In New England Esq^ 
of the one party, & Jo'^ west now of Sacoe aforesd husband- 
man of the other party, Witnesseth that the sd Richard 
Vines for & in Consideration of the some or valew of 
Twenty pounds, of lawfuU money of England, to him in 
hand at or before the sealing hereof by the sd Jo'^ west all 
well & truly satisfyd & payd. And for the yearely rent or 
farme hereafter in these p^'sents reserued/ hath demised 
granted, leased, & to farme, letten. And by these p^'sents 
doth demise, grant lease & to farme lett vnto the 

Vines g(j Jqti ^est, oue Mausiou or dwelling house. 

To ... 

West with the appurtenances, scituate lijng & being 

on the South side of the River of Sacoe, aforesd, 

heretofore In the Ten^ur or occupation of Thomas Coole, or 

Samuell Andrews, or of one of them. And alsoe all that 

peece or pcell of ground with the appurtenances in Sacoe 

aforesd, to the sd Mansion or dwelling house, adioyning, 

belonging and appertaying, or which shall hereafter bee had, 

taken reputed & knowne, as part pcell or belonging to the 

same/ Contaying by estemation one hundred Acers bee it 

more or lesse, & which sd ground extendeth & abutteth, & 

shall extend & Abutt, vpon one Channell or brooke Called 

Cooles brooke towards the North, & from thence along the 

River of Sacoe aforesayd vnto a ditch or Delue now Called, 

or which shall hereafter [80] Wests Ditch ; Contayning in 

length vpon a streight lyne about foure hundred Yards ; 

And from the sd Wests Ditch, vnto Certen Rockes lijng 

Westward, thence ffoure hundred yards or there abouts, & 

from the sd Rockes In a Streight lyne to the sd Channell or 

brooke agajne contaying In breadth ffoure hundred yards or 



Part I, Fol. 80. 

y'" abouts. And alsoe all & singular houses, bujldings, 
woods, vnderwoods, wayes, passages, waters, water courses, 
fishings, fowlings, coman of pasture, heriditaments, & ease- 
ments to the sayd Mansion house, & p^'cell of ground belong- 
ing. To haue & to hould the sd Mansion or dwelling 
house, & parcell of Land before mentioned, to bee granted 
with the app^tenances, vnto the sd Jo" West his executors, 
administrators & assignes, from the Date & makeing hereof, 
for & dureing, & vnto the full end & Tearme of one Thous- 
and Yeares, from thence next following, & fully to bee 
Compleate & ended : Yeilding & paijng therefore yearely 
vnto the sd Richard Vines, his heyres & assignes, the rent 
or farme of Two shillings of lawfull English money In the 
feast of Michalmas, & alsoe one fatt Capon In the feast 
of the Natiuity of ou'" Sauio"" Christ, during the said 
Tearme, In witnesse w'^of, the party s to these Indenturs 
Interchangeably haue sett there hands & scales 
Sealled & Deliuered In Rich : Vines J^^^ 

the psence of us/ 

Richard Gibsonn vera Copia of this Deed aboue 

Tho : Williams his written transcribed out of the orig- 

marke J" inall & examined word for word 

Thomas Rogers p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Know all men by these psents y* I Jo" west of 
West wells In the County of yorke, husbandman, for an 

Pendleton lu Consideration of Tenn pound payd at or before 
the Date hereof haue assigned this Deed vnto 
Cap* Bryan Pendleton of Portsmouth In Pischataqua River 
M'^chant freeing him his heyres, assignes from him & them 
of all debts demands & dues, appertaying vnto the proprie- 
tors from y^ begining of the world vnto this p'"sent time, & 
all & euery pson, that may lay Clajme right title vnto the 
same. Vnto the p'^formance of which premises, I bind my 
selfe heyres & assignes, this fiueteenth day of the Moenth 



Paet I, FoL. 80. 

of March In the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hun- 
dred iiuety & eight & nine/ Jo^ West/ his seale (7^ 
Signed sealed & deliuerd This lease assigned ^^^ 
In the psence of us/ before us & acknowledged 
She : Fletcher/ . this 15*^ of March : 1658 : 59 : 
Nicholas Coole/ Edw : Eish worth/ Comisso" 

Will : Hamons/ 
A true Coppy of the assignm* 
transcribed out of the origin all 
& examined p Edw : Kish- 
March : 19 : 58 : 59 : worth Re : Cor : 



Novert vniu^'si p p''ntes me Rechad : Vines de Sacoe In 
Nova Anglia Armiger teneri et fermif obligari Jo" West de 
Sacoe p""*^^ husbandv : in quatraginta Lybris, Legalis monete 
Anglise : SoluenS : eide : John aut suo certo attornalB execu- 
to^^ Administrate^ suis, ad qua quidem soluco bine et fidelir 
facien^l Obligo me heres exec^ adm"" meos fermter p p^sentes, 
Sigillo meo sigillat date^ xx die Octobr^ Anno Regni Dom2 : 
nostri Caroli dei gratia Anglise, Scotise, Franiae, et Hybernise, 
Regis fidei Defen Qo DecimoAnnoq^ DomS, 1638 : 

The Condition of this obligation is such, y* where as the 
aboue bounden Richard Vines hath by his writeing Intended 
beareing Date the day & yeare aboue written, vnder his hand 
& seale for the Consideration y^in mentioned, demised, 
granted, leased, & to ffarme letten vnto the aboue named 
Jo" West, his executors & assignes, one Mansion or dwelling 
house, & certen Lands & grounds to the same belonging, or 
Adioyning with the appurtenances in Sacoe aforesd, for the 
Tearme of one Tousand yeares, for and vnder the yearely 
rent or farme of Two shillings & one Capon ; As by the sd 
Indentures (wVnto reference be had) may more fully & at 
large appeare. If now the sd Jo" West his executors Admin- 
istrators & assignes shall & may at all & euery tyme & 
tymes, hereafter for and during the sayd Tearme of one 



Pakt I, FoL. 80, 81. 

Thousand yeares lawfully peaceably & quietly, haue hould 
occupy possesse & Inioy the sd Mansion or dwelling house, 
the sd Lands grounds & other the p^misses, by the writeing 
Indented to him demised Leased, & to farme letten with all 
& euery there app^'tenances, with out any lett sujte trouble 
hinderance molestation or Licomberance to be had made or 
done vnto him the sd Jo° West his executors or assignes by 
the sd Richard Vines his heyres or assignes, or Joane his 
wife or any of them, or by Thomas Coole sometymes Tenan*^ 
or occupier of the p^mises, his heyres, executors Administra- 
tors or assignes, or any of them or by any other pson or 
psons clayming by from or vnder them or any of them (the 
sajd yearely rent or farme of Two shillings, & one Capon 
onely excepted) Or if the sd Richard Vines his heyres, or 
assignes do at all tymes hereafter acquitt & discharge or 
(vpon request to bee made) saue & keepe harmelesse the 
sajd Jo" West, his executors Administrators & assignes, of 
& from all & euery p'^son & persons claying or w^h shall law- 
fully Clame any right title or Interest of him in & to the sd 
house & lands, before mentioned by from or vnder the sd 
Richard Vines, Joane his wife, & Thomas Coole or any of 
them, that then this obligation to bee voyd, & of none seffect 
or else to bee & stand in full force, pouer & vertue/ 
Sigilate et Deliberate In prescen^a : Rich Vines/ his (scale) 
Richard Gybsonn/ Vera Copia of this bond 

Tho : Williams his marke | -— aboue written transcribed 
Thomas Rogers/ out of the originall & word 

for word Compared, 
this 20*^ March: 58: p 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

[81] Know all men by these p^sents, that I Jo° West 
of wells In the County of yorke, husbandman, for and in 

consideration of Tenn pounds payd at or before 
^^^^ the date hereof (haue in the behalfe of my selfe, 

Pendleton & heyres) assigned ouer this bill obligatory vnto 

Capt Bryan Pendleton of Portsmouth, In Pischa- 



Part I, Fol. 81. 

taqua Kiver M^'chant for him his heyres, & assignes In 
Confermation w^of I haue sett my hand this 15*^ day of 
March, one thousand six hundred fiuety & eight & Mne/ 
Signed, sealed, & Deliuerd Jo"^ West his (seale) 

In the psence of us/ 

She : Fletcher/ This bond Acknowledged before 

Nicho : Coole/ us, this ffiueteenth of March/ 

1658: 59: 

Edw : Rishworth ^ _ . . 
A true Coppy of this Will : Hamons 

assignem* transcribed out 
of the originall & examined 
verbatim this 20*^ March : 58 : 59 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



It is ordered by a Consent of the freemen of Sacoe 
July : 13 : that Jo" west shall haue the propriety & Title 
of Cow Yland, with all y'^to belonging vpon y^ sayd Yland/ 
Given vnder our hands this 13th of the 5 : moenth 1653 : 

by Mr Thomas Williams/ 
Robert Booth/ 
A true Coppy of the grant giuen transcribed out 
of the originall & examined by Edw : Rishworth 
March : 20 : 58 : 59 : Re : Cord^ 

Know all men by these psents, y* I Jo° West of wells in 
the County of Yorke husbandman, haue in the behalfe of my 

selfe & heyres, barganed & sould a little Yland 
"^^s* tearmed the Cow Yland, being & lijng in the 

Pendleton riucr of Sacoc/ neare unto a Certen Tract of 

Land given & granted vnto mee by Mr Richard 
Vines, as will appeare by a Certen lease/ for & in considera- 
tion (with the aforesd Tract) of Tenn pounds, vnto Capt 
Bryan Pendleton of Portsmouth In Pischataqua River 



Part I, Fol. 81. 

M^'chant to him his heyres & assignes, to haue & to hould 
for euer, to possesse & inioy, as his owne Just right & title, 
from mee my heyres & assignes ; Which Yland, was given 
& granted vnto mee by the freemen of Sacoe the Thyrteenth 
of July, in the yeare of our Lord, one thousand six hundred 
fiuety & three ; And by this I do bind my selfe, my heyres 
and assignes, to to mantayne the sd Bryan, his heyres & 
assignes, for any Letts, sujtes, trouble, hinderance, MoUest- 
ation, or Incomberance, to be had, mayd, or done, vnto him 
the sajd Bryan, his heyres or assignes, by mee my heyres or 
assiges or any p^'son or persons w*soeuer, claymejng by him, 
mee, or mine, or any of mine/ In Confirmation w'^of, I haue 
sett my hand & seale this 15^^ day of March 1658 : 59 ; this 
fiueteenth of March one thousand six hundred fiuety eight 
& Nine/ 

Signed sealed & DeliQd Jo° West his (seale) 

In the p'^sence of The Marke 

She : Fletcher/ of Edeth west ^^^ 

Nicholas Coole/ 

This Deede acknow- 
ledged before us this 
15^^ day of March : 1658 : 59 : 

Edw : Rishworth _ 

^ir-ii-~ TT - Comissio" 

vViUia : Hamons 

March : 20 : Vera Copia of this Deede - of sayle tran- 

1658 : 59 : scribed out of the originall & examined 

word for word p Edw : Rishworth Re :Cor : 



Wee whose names are here vnder written, being appoyted 

by the Generall Court to pitch & lay out the deuiding lyne 

betweene the Townes of Yorke & wells, from a 

York & marked tree formerly marked by Mutuall Con- 

Wella *^ ^ 

Boundfl sent of both Townes. And according to pouer 

given vs haue determined as foUoweth/ To say 



Part I, Fol. 81, 82. 

the deuiding Lyne shall runne betweene the Two aforesd 
Townes from the abouesd Marked tree vp into the Countrey, 
on a streight Lyne vnto the south west side of Certen 
Marshes (comanly Called Tottnocke Marshes) directly aganst 
a Certen Rocke, on the North East side of the sd Marshes 
deuideing the Townes of Kittery & wells/ 
Dated 17*^ of y^ ffirst, 1658 : 59 : Nic : Shapleigh/ 

Bryan Pendleton/ 
A true Coppy transcribed out of y^ The Marke of Af^ 

originall & truly examjned this Nicholas Frost 

20"^ of March : 1658 : 59 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

The abouesd returne of the Comissio"" for the runing 
of the deuideing lyne betweene yorke and wells was ac- 
cepted & Confirmed by the Generall Court held at Boston 
May: 11th: 1659: as Attests Edw: Rishworth ReCor : 
June : 7 : 59 : 



[82] Know all men by these presents, that I william 

Hathorne of Salem in New England planter, and Atturney 

to M'' lo^ leffard, In behalfe of M^ Beex & Com- 

Hathorne panv of Londone, for & in consideration of the 

inbehrof ^ '^ ' 

Beex&c somc of Ninety pounds, to mee in hand payd 

^^ before the sealing & deliuery of these psents : 

Haue given granted barganed & sould vnto 
Leeffcen^ William Phillips of Boston in New England afore- 
sayd Vintiner, all that Tract of Land mentioned in a Pattent 
granted by the Right Honoble Robert Earle of Warwicke & 
Company, vnto Mr Vines, beareing date the Twenteth day 
of February in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six 
hundred twenty nine, as in the sayd Pattent doth more at 
large appeare, which is deliuered to him at the sealing 
hereof, as alsoe Mr Vines his deede of sayle to Doctor 
Child ; To haue and to hould all y* Tract of Land abouesd, 



Paet I, FoL. 82. 

with all the appurtenances, profetts, & Commoditys y'^to 
belonging, to him the sd William Phillips, his heyres & 
assiges for euer, Warranting & Defending the same aganst 
M"" Beex & Compay or any Claymeing from by or vnder 
them, or any of them. In witnesse w^of I haue here vnto 
sett my hand and seale this Eleauenth day of March In the 
yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred iiuety eight or 
fiuety nine/ 
This writeing aboue was Willliam Hathorne (gelie) 

acknowledged to bee the Act 

& deed of Majo"" AVilliam 

Hathorne the Eleuenth day of 

the first Moenth 1658 : 

before mee Jo" Endecott Goue*" 

Possession & seazen giuen, by Turffe & Twidg of the 
premises al^ouesd by Majo^ William Hathorne vnto Leefete* 
William Phillips, & to him Deliuered on the thirteenth day 
of June one thousand six hundred fiuety nine, In the psence 
of Edw : Rishworth 

William white/ 

Vpon This Deed of Sayle aboue written, was written vpon 
the backe side 
Signed sealed So Deliuered 

In the psence of vs/ 

Thomas Halings _ 

Tho : Baker his Marke O^ 

John Sanford/ ' 

Vera Copia of this bill of sayle, acknowledgment & deliu- 
ery of possession aboue written, transcribed out of y° origi- 
nall & Compared word for word, this 19*^ day of June : 
1659 : as attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Witness these psents, that I Francis Champnoone of Kit- 
tery In New England GentlemT In consideration of one 



Paet I, FoL. 82. 

hundred pounds to mee already payd by Cap* Walter Bare- 
foote, & of Thyrty pounds which hee is to lend 
Champernoon j^^q ^iU Juue uext 1659 : Doe giue, grant, sell & 
Barefoot Confirme vnto the sd Walter Barefoote, and his 

assignes, my soole right & Interest of all y* Tract 
of Land, lijng & being on the Harbors Mouth up on the East 
side of Pischataqua River, Contaying the quantity of fine 
hundred Acers or y"" abouts of Land, with that dwelling 
house bujlt ypon it, which Comanly goeth by the name of 
Cap* Champernoons lower house, with all y^ priuiledges ben- 
efitts, & proprietys, which doe app^tayne vnto the sd house 
& Lands, whither of Tymber, or otherwise ; I doe likewise 
on the former Considerations, grant vnto him the sd Walter 
Barefoote or his assignes the one halfe of that grant of Tym- 
ber which was granted & giuen to mee by the Towne of Kit- 
tery, with all the priuiledges according to the Teno'' y'^of, as 
is y^'in expressed : All which priuiledges aboue mentioned, 
whither of Lands, houseing, Tymber grants or otherwise, I 
y® sd Francis Champnoone do bind my selfe, my heyres, 
administrators & assignes, to make good the Interest y^'of 
(the Towne grant of Tymber onely excepted) vnto the sd 
waiter Barefoote & his assignes for euer, & in his behalfe to 
defend them aganst all maher of Titles, Clames, Morgages, 
& Incomberances whatsoeuer, & to giue him Legall posses- 
sion y^'of, at what tyme soeuer by him, or for him it is, or 
shall bee demanded/ In testimony w^of, namely of all & eQy 
of the pmises aboue mentioned, I haue here vnto sett my 
hand, & scale this sixteenth day of NoveV one thousand six 
hundred fiuety eight/ Fran : Champernown 

Signed sealed & deliuered In y® (seal) 

psence of 

Nic : Shapleigh This deed of sayle was acknowledged 

Fran : Raynes before mee this 18*^ : 9*^ : 58 : Nic : 

Shapleigh/ Comissio^ 

vera Copia of the bill of sayle aboue written, & of y® 
acknowledgm* y^'of, transcribed out of the originall, & word 
for word Compared this 26th of June 1659 : 

As Attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 83. 

[83] Casco Bay 27 : day of July 1657 : 

Bee it knowne vnto all men by these prsents, that I Scit- 
terygusett of Casco Bay Sagamore, do hereby firmely Coue- 
nant bargan, grant, & sell vnto Francis Small of 
scitTe^yguaset the sd Casco bay fisherman, his heyres, executors, 
/^^ Administrators, & assignes, all that vpland & 

Marshes at Capissicke, Lijng vp along the North- 
erne side of the riuer, vnto the head y''of, & soe to reach & 
extend vnto y^ river side of Ammecungan/ To haue & to 
hould & peaceably to possesse & Inioy all the aboue sd Tract 
of Land with all manner of Royaltys, of Mines, Mineralls, 
fishings, fowlings, Hawkmes, huntings, Immunjtys profetts, 
Coinoditys, liberty s, & priuiledges w*soeuer, for the same 
for euer to abide, & remajne, to the soole & onely pper vsse, 
& behoofe of him the abouesd Fran : Smale, his heyres, exe- 
cutors Administrators & assigns for euer ; In witnesse w'^of I 
haue here vnto sett my hand & scale the day & yeare aboue 
written/ 

Signed sealed & Deliuerd The marke of ,^^j 

In the psence of, Scitterygussett/ * 






Payton Cooke/ 

Nathanjell Wallis/ Vera Copia Transcribed, & Compared 

The marke of by y^ originall July : 8 : 59 : Edw : 

Peter In dean/ Rish worth Re : Cor : 



ce 



Memorandum y* I Francis Smale do bind my selfe yearly 
to pay vnto y^ sd Scittergussett Sagamore during his life one 
Trading Coate for Capussicke & one Gallone of Lyquo"*' for 
Ammo[m]ingan/ Francis Smale 

transcribed out of y® originall 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 83. 

Casco Bay 10*^ May : 1658 : 
I assigne ouer vnto M'" Jo" Phillips his heyres 
Small executors Administrators & assio^nes, y^ halfe 

To & ' J 

Phillips within mentioned pcell of Land as witnesse my 

hand/ Fran : Smale 

Test the marke of this assignment 

Richd Martine + transcribed out of the originall & 
Robert Corbine/ Compared, July 8 : 59 : p Edw : 

Nathaniell Robisone/ Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Yorke July 5^^ 1659 : 

Pay ton Cooke, & Nathaniell Wallis, being sworne do say 
that they saw the with in Named Skitterygussett, signe scale 
& deliuer this Instrument of Convayance to Fran : Smale as 
his Act & Deede, as Attest 

Tho : Danforth 

Fran : Smale acknowledgeth this assignement to Mr Jo" 
Phillips to be his Act & Deed with written this 8 : of July : 
59 : before Edw : Rishworth Assotiate 

Vera Copia transcribed out of y® originall & Compared 
this 8th July : 1659 : p Edw : Rishworth/ Re : Cor : 



Memorandum that I Geo : Cleeue of Casco, Gentlem : do 
bind my selfe to pay vnto Mr Tho : Ellbridge M^chant the 

some of Tenn pounds, sterling, to bee payd vnto 
Cleave j^im^ or his assignes the 20*^^ day of NovemV 

Eibridge next, In Marchendable porke at the price of 

ffoure peence the pound, fresh, or if it be saulted 
at 4d^ foure peence halfe penny/ & soe to pay vnto him, or 
his assignes, euery yeare vpon y* day the like some of Tenn 
pounds, In like kind, during the naturall life of mee the 



Part I, Fol. 83, 84. 

sayd Geo : Cleeue, & the life of Joane my now wife/ wit- 
nesse my hand & seale this 17*^ day of July : 1651 : 

G^eorge ^^ 

Testes Kobert Jordan/ Cleeue ^'"^^"^ 

George Bucknell Mr Geo : Cleeue Acknow- 
Tho : Ellkine his led^eth this bill to Mr 

Marke + Ellbridge as his Act 

before the Court July : 7 : 59 : 
Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 
vera Copia of this deede aboue mentioned transcribed out 
of the originall, & Compared there with this 12"' July : 
1659 : As Attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Bee it knowne by these fsents that I Geo : 
Rigbys Cleeue Gentlem : Agent for Colonell Allexand'^ 

Agent Rigby Esq^, prezident and propriator of the 

V/166V0 

To prouince of Lygonia, by authority derived from 

^*"^ him, haue granted vnto Hene : Watts of bla : 

poynt, one hundred Acers of Land at Bla : poynt 
adioyning to his house w4i hee hath bujlt for fiueteene 
years past/ to bee distingu[ish]ed by the metts & bounds 
herein expressed, that is to say from the water lake, & edge 
of the banke, to the Noreward of the house into the fejld, 
which is betweene Richd Foxwell So the sd Hene : Watts, 
one & Twenty poole Accompting 16 ffoote & an halfe to the 
poole, So soe from the Gutt towards the south, and soe to 
runne from the north bounds, & the south [84] bounds, 
East from both bounds through the Marsh to the river side 
& from the sd river side to runne on that breadth west, till 
the hundred Acers bee ended, yejlding & paijng yearely & 
ehly yeare vnto the sd Allexander Rigby, his heyres & 
assignes for euer the yearely rent of two shillings & 6d vpon 
the first day of NovemV euery yeare, & for non payment 
of the sd rent, it shall bee lawfull for the sd Allexand'' Rigby 
his heyres & assignes to distraye vpon any of the premises, 



Part I, Fol. 84. 

& distresse to take & driue away, detayne & keepe, vntill 
the sd rent with all the arreare bee payd, & I the sd Geo : 
Cleeue do further promisse, that y^ sd Colonell Rigby shall 
at all tymes make the sd Hene : Watts a lawful Deede In 
partchment, vnder his hand & seale w" the sd Hene : Watts 
shall Call for it : according to aduise of his learned Counsell, 
& In the meane tyme this Grant is to bee recorded, & 
Inrowled amongst the records of the Court of pleas/ wit- 
nesse my hand this last of 

Witnesse vs Geo : Cleeue/ 

Payton Cooke Vera Copia of this deede transcribed 

William Harrison out of the originall & Compared 
word for word p Edw : Rishworth 



I 



his marke . ^ ^ 

Re : Cor : 



I Geo : Cleeue do acknowledge hereby to haue receaud all 
the former rent due vntill this day, being the last day of 
July 1648 : Geo : Cleeue/ 

vera Copia p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Bee it known vnto all men by these fsents, 
winsiey t^^t w^'as M'' Hene : Boade late of wells In the 

To 

simonds's Couuty of yorke Shyre In New England, haue- 

ing beene long possessed of a Farme contayeing 
by estimation three hundred Acers, of ground vpland, Med- 
dow, & pasture, bee it more or lesse, haueing a dwelling 
house & other bujldings vpon the same, with the appurte- 
nances, situate lijng & being in wells aforesd : The sd 
Henery, with the Consent of Mis Ann Winesley, then the 
wife of him the sd Hene : Bode, now the wife of Mr Saiiiuell 
Winesley, did sell vnto Mr Harlakenden Symonds, &> M'' 
William Symonds the sd Farme, with all & singular the 
appurtenances, to have & to hould the same, to the sd Har- 
lakenden & William Symonds, theyre heyres & assignes for 
euer/ which sayd Harlakenden & William Symonds are now 



Part I, Fol. 84. 

in full & quiett possession of the sd Farme. And where as 
there were seuerall articles of agreem* & Couenants in write- 
ing, or deed of sayle, betweene the sd vendor & vendees 
contayned : Now these psents do witnesse, that the sd 
Samuell Winley & Ann his wife, do here by Acknowledge 
j^ selues fully satisfy d, contented & pa^^d, all debts, Interests 
or dutys, ariseing from or by occasion of the sd Farme : 
And fully discharge the sd Harlakenden & willi : Symonds, 
y"" he}T:es, executors & administrators of, & from all title or 
Claye shee the sd Ann might haue as widdow of her late 
husband, or as executrix of his last will & testament, or 
otherwise. And further the sd Sainell Winsey & Ann his 
wife, do hereby ratify & Confirme y^ sayd sale of the farme 
aforesd, with all & singular the appurtenances, to haue & to 
hould the same to them the sd Harlakenden & william 
Symonds, there heyres & assignes for euer/ In witnesse 
w^'of the sd Sainuell Winsley & Ann his wife haue herevnto 
sett y"" hands & scales this 16 day of the 10*^ Moenth Anno 
Domil: 1657/ 

Subscribed sealed & Sam : Winsley (g^JJe) 

Deliuerd in y® psence Ann Winsley (gglL) 

of vs. This writing or deed 

Tho : Bradbury was acknowledged by Mr Samll 

Trustrii : Coffine Senio"" Winsley, & Mis Ann his wife 
to bee y^ Act &> Deed 
before mee, Tho : Bradbury Com- 
missio'" of Salisbury, by the 
Generall Courts Appoytment/ 
This 18*h day of the 10*^ Moenth 
1657 : 
Vera Copia of this deed of sayle transcribed out of the 
originall & Compared word for word this last of July : 1659 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 84, 85. 

Articles of agreement made by Mr Hene : Bode of wells, 
& Mr Harlakenden & Mr Will : Symonds of wells, In the 
County of yorke in New England in the yeare 1655 : 12d : 
M« 4th/ 

Know all men by these gsents y* I Mr Henery Bode, haue 
sould vnto Mr Harlakenden Symonds & Mr 
Bode Will : Symonds, to them & to y^ hey res for euer, 

Symonds ^11 my vpland meddow & houses, with all the 

appurtenances y^unto belonging, with the Con- 
sent of Mis Ann Bode my wife, w* vpland butts vpon Jo" 
Gouch Senio^, on the one side North west & soe it runnes to 
y® falls, at the little river, w^ stands a fence of rayles running 
& soe bounded along to the mouth of the little river, next 
the sea ; &, soe runnes along by y^ sea to Jo'^ Gouch senio^^ 
Marsh, onely tenn Acers of Marsh w^h Mr Harlakinden 
Symonds, & william Symonds are to lay out unto william 
Hamons, w% Mr Bode hath fornily sould vnto the sd william, 
w^h Marsh is to be layd out betweene the sea wall & John 
Gouch : for these Conditions as foUoweth/ 

[85] 1 : Inp""^ : reseruing pasture for the sd Mr Bodes 
vsse for keepeing sixteene Cattle dureing the sd Mr Bods 
life : & if Mr Bode & Mr Symond^ see Cause to putt out all 
y"" cattle vnto there Townes Coman except y Milch Cows/ 

2 : That y^ sd Mr Symond^ is to Cutt grasse, & make it 
& stacke it, & bring it home at y^ Charge, for Mr Bodes vsse 
sufficient for 16 head of Cattle dureing his life 

3 : The sd Mr Symond^ is to do the Teame worke for 
3 Ackers of ground (in consideration of y® vsse of Two oxen) 
of Mr Bodes lijng w^in the fejld now fenced, & the sd Mr 
Symond^ is to secure the fence as y"^ owne & to discharge 
Mr Boad of all Charges that may arise Concerning Church or 
Coman Wealth, in respect of the sd Lands forfiily expressed : 
and Mr Bode & Mis Bode with the same is to haue the free 
vsse of the house & houseing togeather with Mr Symond 
dureing the sd Mr Bod^ life, & Mr Bode & Mistresse are to 
haue free lyberty to gather any frujts of the trees they haue 



Paet I, FoL. 85. 

growing/ & as for any swine that shall bee keept vpon the 
farme, & as many swine as Mis Bode shall see Cause to 
keepe, Mr Bode & Mr Symond^ his are to be ioynt ptners in 
the sd swine dureing Mr Boad' life, & at his death then to 
bee pted, & alsoe they are all to bee at Joynt Charges in 
keepeing of the sd swine/ And if Mr Bode should haue foure 
Cattle of his owne to keep more, then the 16 Cattle formerly 
expressed, hee is to haue lyberty to Cutt hay for them, if soe 
bee the sd Mr Symond^ haue Hay enough to serue his 
turne/ 

4 : Wee the sd Mr Sjnnond^ are to haue y^ vsse of the 
sd Mr Bodes workeing Towles, both for those that are for 
mans vsse & soe for oxen, in Case Mis Boade Can spare 
them, from her owne vsse, & w" Mr Boade & Mis Boad shall 
desert the Towne of wells either by remouall or death, that 
then the sd Mr Symond' is to haue the aforesd Towles, as 
y"" pper owne : & the sd Mr Symond^ are to Cutt & draw all 
the wood that Mr Bode shall vsse for fireing home to y^ 
house for there vsse aforesd/ 

5 And furthermore In Consideration of a Tract of vpland, 
& Marsh & houses, with all the appurtenances belonging y'to, 
sould by Mr Hene : Bode with the' Consent of Mis Bode to 
Mr Symond^ aboue specify d to them, & to y"" hey res execu- 
tors, administrators & assignes for euer, for foure scoore 
pounds to bee payd by them as foUoweth/ 

1 : Inp^^ know all men by these psents y* wee Harlaken- 
den Symonds & Mr Will : Symonds, do bind o"" selues, o"" 
heyres executors administrators & assignes, to pay, or Cause 

to bee payd vnto Mr Bode or Mis Boade, or the 
Symonds longest liucr of them, to y"" heyres, executors 

Boad administrators of assignes the some of foure 

scoore pounds, to bee payd in wheate, ry, barley. 
Cattle, in butter, & porke, & Indean Corne, not exceeding 
tenn pounds in that sort of graye, this to bee payd acccord- 
ing to the prise as it goeth in the Towne of wells, but as for 
the pay in Cattle to bee prised by two Indifferent men, each 



Part I, Fol. 85. 

party Chuseing one/ this pay w'^h is aboue specifyd to bee 
payd at william Hamons his house, w^ hee now liueth in the 
Towne of wells, or else w^ hee shall liue in wells at y* tyme : 
And for the pformance here of, of those articles aforesd 
specifyd, wee do Joyntly bind o"" heyres executors adminis- 
trators & assignes for y® pformance here of/ In witnesse w^of 
wee haue sett our hands this 12 : d : M^ 4th : 1655/ 
Witnesse/ Harlakenden Symonds 

Ezekell Knightts Willia : Symonds/ 

Will : Hamons/ 

Know all men by these psents y* I Mr Hene : 
Bode Bode, & Mis Ann Bode, do for o^ parts bind our 

To 

Symonds sclucs, o^ heyres, executors administrators & 

assignes for the pformance of these articles of 

agreement, which are aforesd specifyd/ In witnesse w^of wee 

haue sett two o^ hands this 12*^ 4 : 55 : 

Witnesse/ Henery Bode 

Ezekell Knio:htts Ann Bode her 

Will : Hainons/ Marke \ 

Ezekell Knightts & william Hamons, do affirme vpon oath 

in Court, that this deede aboue written was the Act & Deede 

of Mr Hene : Bode & Mi& Ann Bode made vnto Mr William 

Symonds, this 5th of July : 1659 : as attests Edw : Rish- 

worth Re : Cor : 

Vera Copia of this deed aboue written, or Articles of 
Agreem* transcribed out of the • originall, &. Compared 
there with ve batim as attests/ Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor 



Bee it knowe vnto all men by these psents y* I Harlaken- 
den Symonds G-entle[l] for a ualewable Consid- 
symonda eratiou to mee in hand payd, haue barganed & 

To 

Symonds sould, & by thcsc gscuts do bargan & sell &c : 

confirme vnto my brother Willia : Symonds 

Gen? all my right title & Interest, in the farme which my 



Paet I, FoL. 85, 8Q. 

selfe & my bro'' did lately buy of Hene : Bode Gentle': 
which farme doth Contaye by BBstimation Three 3 hundred 
Acers of ground, vpland, Meddow & pasture (bee it more 
or lesse) togeather with all the bujldings y^ vpon ; w^h sd 
Farme is situate lijng & being at wells in Yorke shyre in 
New England/ to haue and to hould the whoole farme, with 
all & singular the priuiledges & appurtenances, vnto him the 
sd William Symonds & his heyres & assignes for euer/ In 
witness w^'of I the sd Harlakenden Symonds haue here vnto 
sett my hand & seale this first day of the 12^^ : M° Anno : 
DomJ; 1657: 

by my right aboue written is ment my 
halfe of the Farme/ 
Subscribed sealed & Harlakinden Symonds 

Deliued in the psence of vs/ his seale (seale) 

Jo" Saunders/ 
'' Jo" Barrett his marke "^^S 
This writeing is acknowledged by 

Mr Harlakenden Symonds the 4*^ of July : 59 : 
before Edmund Littlefejld Coinissioy 
Joseph Bowles Coinissioy 

A true Coppy of this deed transcribed 
out of the originall & Compared word 
for word, this 25 : July : 1659 as Attests/ 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[86] AYells this 19*^ of October 1658 : 

Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents that I Anthony 

Littlefejld of wells planter, In the County of yorke In New 

England, with the Consent of Mary my wife, 



Littlefleld 
To 



haue barganed & sould vnto Mr William Symonds 
Symonds of wclls in the aforesd County, all my Lands 

both vpland & Marsh, with the Tillage there 
vnto belonging lijng betweene the river Called Cape porpus 



Part I, Fol. 86. 

river, & the River Called Kenebunke river, & do hereby 
ratify & Confirme the same, vnto the sd Symonds, his 
heyres & assignes freely to haue & to hould for euer, with- 
out any Injunction or Ingagen* or molestation, which land 
is about Two hundred & Thyrty Acers, bee it more or lesse, 
Tillage, pastour, vpland Marsh or Meddow/ bounded with a 
pcell of Danniell Pearses vpland on the East Corner, & the 
sea on the south side, & Cape Porpus River : on the west, & 
Northwest sides going vp the river to the secund greate 
Cricke, & soe vp the Cricke to the vpland, then going 
toward Keiiebunke river till the whoole bee made vp/ one 
hundred & fiueteene Acers of this Land lijeth with one 
hundred & fiueteene Acers of Dan^^ Pearses land undeuided. 
And the sd Daniell Pearse, & Mr William Symonds are to 
deuide it betweene y™ selues ; This land sould w*^ y® appur- 
tenances y"" vnto belonging for valewable satisfaction, w'^h I 
haue already receaued : This two hundred & thyrty Acers 
before mentioned w% is vndeuided lyeth aganst the Marsh% 
w^h two hundred Acers is vpland, the 30*^ Acers lyeth vpon 
a Tymber Necke/ wVnto I haue sett my hand & scale the 
day & yeare aboue written/ Antho : Littlefejld 

hisMarke^,^^!?,) 
Sealed & Deliuerd in the psence of us, 
Jo'^ Couch Senio^ 

Jo" Gouch Junioy This writeing is Acknowledged by 

Antho : Littlefejld to bee his Act 

to Mr Symonds, the first of No- 

vemb^ 1658 : before us Joseph 

Bowles Will Hainons Comis- 

sio^^ of wells 

Vera Copia of this Deed transcribed out of the originall, 

& by word for word examined this 26: July: 1659, as 

Attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 8Q, 

To all Cliristean people to whome these psents shall come : 
Know yee y* I Mathew Gylles of Oyster river 
Gyiies £qj, ^ jjj consideration of the some of nine pounds 

Baiey stcrlg : to mcc in. hand already payd, haue given 

granted barganed & sould, vnto Jo"" Baley fisher- 
man now resident on the Yles of shoales all my house on the 
aforesd Yland, & doe hereby fully freely & absolutely assigne, 
& sett ouer the aforesd house with the app'tenances y^'to 
belonging, or any ways app^tayeing vnto the aforesd Jo"" 
Balie his heyres, executors administrators & assignes for 
euer to haue & to hould & & peaceably to Inioy quiettly to 
possesse to him y^ sd Baly his heyres executors administrators 
& assigns for euer without the Lett trouble deny all, evic- 
tion or expullsion of mee the sd Mathew Gylles, my heyres 
or assignes, or of any other pson or psons w*soeuer : lawfully 
Claymeing the same, or any pt or pcell thereof, in from or 
by, or vnder mee the sd Mathew Gylles or any of them/ In 
witnes w^of I haue here vnto sett my hand & seale this 27 : 
June : 1659 : Mathew Gilles his marke W 

Sealed signd & Deliuerd in the psence of vs, 

Nicho : Shapleigh this deed was acknowledged by the 

Jo" Shapley/ abouesd Mathew Gylles before 

mee ys : 27 : 4th : 59 : 

Nic : Shapleigh/ 
vera Copia Edw : Rishworth Re Cor :. 



Sacoe W^as diverse differences haue heretofore beene 

June y° betweene Mr Geo : Cleeue & Mr Jo'' Winter, 
28*^ : 1641 the partys haue now agreed to referr them 

selues, to y^ arbitration of Mr Rob* Jordan, Mr 
Arthur Macke worth, Mr Arthur Brow & Richd Ormesby, 

for the finall ending of all Controversys, & bind 
cieeve ym gelucs each to other in an assumpsett of one 

Winter Tousaud pouuds Sterling to stand to the award 

of these arbitrators & if these arbitrators shall 



Pakt I, FoL. 86. 

Dot fully agree, Mr Batcheller chozen to bee an Vmpjlier/ 
for a finall ending of y® same/ Geo : Cleeue/ 

This is a true Coppy of the records left in John Winter/ 
trust with mee, by Bassill Parker ; late Re : Cor : of 
the prouince of Mayne, but now deseased, taken 
this 13*^^ July, 1653 : p mee Hugh Grunnisson/ 

John Dauesse/ 



June : 28*^ : 41 : 

An award made betweene Geo : Cleeue Gentle : & Jo'^ 
Winter, made by the arbitrators with in named/ 

w^as the Jury haue found 80^'^ sterlg : Damage, with 
4 Acers of ground, & the house at Spurwinke 
Arbit: £^^ ^e pjantiffe herevnto granted on both partys 

Cleave that v^ house & land shall bee due vnto Mr 

Winter winter, & 60 pounds sterling to the plantiffe, 

p^sently to bee made good ; W^as there hath 
beene found by the Jury in an action of Interruption, a title 
of Land for the plantiffe, the same I ratify/ 

w'^as alsoe y^ is a scandall objected by Mr Winter aganst 
Mr Cleeue from words of Defamation/ It is ordered that the 
sd Mr Cleeue shall Christeanly acknowledge his fayleing 
there in, aganst Mr Winters wife for psent before the arbi- 
trators & afterwards to Mis winter/ 

Stephen Batcheller/ 
Agitated by vs Robert 

Jordan/ Arthur Mackeworth/ 

Richd Ormesby/ Arthur Browne/ 

This is likewise a true Coppy of the records aboue speci- 
fy d, & agreeth with the originall word for word, taken the 
13*h of July : 1653 : 

Witnes/ p me Hugh Gunnisson/ 

Jo" Dauesse/ 



Part I, Fol. SQ, 87. 

Decemb'' 29 : 1658 : Jo'' Dauesse doth affirme by oath 

that the some & substance of these writeings aboue written 

are the true Coppys from y^ originall/ 

Nic Shapleigh/ 

Mr Hugh Gunnisson testify s the same as abouesd, this 
20th . ;Lith . 58 . Nicho : Shapleigh/ 

Vera Copia of these wrightings abousd transcribed 
out of the originalls & y^ with word for word 
Compared as Attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[S7] This Indenture made betweene Robert Jordan of 
Spurwinke Cier : on the one parte, & Michaell Maddiver 
Senio'" of blacke Poynt, on the other parte, beareing date 

this third day of March in the yeare of our Lord 
lordan 1^57 . Wituesseth, that w'^as by an Act of Law 

Madiver at a geuerall Court houlden in this Prouince, 

the sd Jordan being Proprieated, in Certen 
Lands scituate on the sides of Spurwinke/ The sayd Jor- 
dan doth for him selfe, & heyres, by these presents 
Empty him selfe, & heyres, as wholly & sooly of the sd 
propriety/ In on hundred & fiuety Acers of grounde, 
scituate & lijng on the westward side of the sayd Inlett or 
Riuer of Spurwinke, and beginneth at a Certen cricke neere 
to the house of Ambrose Boden Junjo"", Commanly known 
by a with thy bush growing there in, & is to extend in a due 
Northwest Lyne from the side of the Riuer into the body 
of y^ Marsh Land, & vp along the River so fare that the 
aforesd Lyne & Riuer may contayne the premised akers : 
Togeather with all Emoluments & profitts that may arise 
there from, or belong there vnto. Excepted, only two 
Akers of Land scituate & lijng at first Narrow Turning 
of the Riuer as being no part of the premised akers, which 
are & shall be still proper, to the sd Jordan, & his heyres, 
with Egresse & Regresse thereunto ; with Right, & propriety 



Part I, Fol. 87. 

to erect a Dame on the sayd Riuer for a mill or Mills, or 
other occasions at the pleasure of the sayd Jordan, with out 
Lett or deniall. As for the other pmised Lands in part or 
in full, for good Causes & Motiues, as alsoe in reference to 
a p^'tended Couenant with Mr Eobert Trelawny & Mr Jo" 
Winter desceased, in poynt of seruice at Richmonds Island, 
I the sd Robert Jordan, do giue grant Consigne & make 
ouer, to Michaell Maddiver & his heyres for euer, to have, 
& to hould, & Inioy the same, as his & thejre propriety, 
aganst me, my heyres, or any other person, or persons what 
euer/ 

In witness of which treuth I haue sett herevnto my hand 
& scale/ 
Signed, sealed & Deli- p me Robert Jordan/(ge^Jg) 

vered In y^ presence of vs, 

Jeremiah X Humpherys This Deed acknowledged by Mr 

Thomas O^ Canade Robert Jordan as his Act & 

\J deede In the psence of the 

Court houlden at Scarbor- 
row : 16 : 7*^ : 59 : 

Edw : Rishworth 
Vera Copia, taken out of the originall & Compared this first 

day of Octob'^ 1659, As Attests, Edw : Rishworth/ 



At a Genell Court October 21*^ 1659 : 

Was this Court Grranted a former Lyberty to any three 
Associates of the County of Yorke (respecting j^ remote- 
nesse from Magestrates, & the seats of this 
Massachusetts Auth6rity, to keepe a County Court In Septemb"" 
about Courts at Sacoc yearly If they see Cause) 
&York This Court considering that the greatest, &> 

most generall Occasions of Weight, vsually 
ariseing at the hither part of the said County, do y^'fore 
giue pouer to any three Assotiats of the County of yorke, 



Part I, Fol. 87, 8S. 

to keepe one County Court yearly, either at yorke, or 
Kittery, In the latter end of June or in July, as occasions 
do require, provided due notis bee given of the tyme, 
according to y^ former order/ 

This is a true Coppie of the Courts order 

As Attests Edw : Rawson Secret'" 
vera Copia of the Grenerall Courts order, transcribed, & 
compared with the originall, this 8*^ d : of NovemV' 59 : 
as xlttests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Wee whose Names are here vnderwritten, 
Cape Porpus being chozcu by the Towne of Cape Porpus & 
Wells Bounds wclls for the laijug out of the deuiding lyne 
of each Towne, do Mutually agree that the 
River Kenebunke shall bee the bounds of Cape Porpus, & 
Wells, to y^ vttmost extent of both the Townes, being eight 
Miles vp Into the Countrey/ witnesse o' hands this 10*^ day 
of May 1660 : The Court allowes & approues of this 
returne as Attests Edw : Rawson Secrt : 

Edind Little 
vera Copia Transcril)ed Morgan Howell/ fejld/ 

out of the originall, William Hamons 

this 17**^ June : 60 : William Scadlocke 

As Attests 

Edw : Rishworth Re : cordy 



[88] Witnesse these psents, that I Ann Godfrey of yorke, 

do for diverse good considerations, there vnto mee Moue- 

ing, & in Consideration of eis^ht pounds already 

Ann Godfrey '^ » i -^ 

To by mee In hand receaued : of Henery Donell, 

Donneii ^ Sampsou Augcr both of the sd Towne ; Bar- 

Angier gan, scll, make ouer & Confirme, vnto the sd 

Hene : & Sampson, my soole right & Interest 



Part I, Fol. 88. 

that I haue, or euer had, or shall haue of a Certen. Necke 
of Land, Contaymg certen Ylands of Vpland, & certen 
tracts of Marsh, and Meddow ground, adioyneing y^vnto ; 
Lijng, & being on the South side of the river of yorke, 
neere vnto the mouth of the sayd Harbour : Which vpland 
& Meddow contayneing by sestemation about twenty Acers 
more or lesse, I do freely giue, grant, & Confirme, to the sd 
Hene : Donell & Sampson Anger, & to y'' heyres & assignes 
for euer, to haue & to hould, & peaceably to Inioy the same 
without anie lett, or molestation from mee, or by my meanes/ 
In witnesse w^of I haue here vnto sett my hand, & scale, 
this 15*^ day of Noveb'" 1659 : 
Signed sealed & Deliuerd Ann Godfrey 

In the psence of her marke ^'^^^ (sSe) 

Edw : Kishworth This bill of sayle acknowledged 

Susanna Rishworth/ by Mis Ann Godfrey as her Act 

& Deede this 15th : 9th : 59 : 
before me Edw : Rishworth 
vera Copia Transcribed out of the originall & Assotiate/ 
compared this 17*^^ : Novemb'' : 1659 : as Attests 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



At a Generall Court of the Massatusetts houlden at Boston 

Octob^ 11 : 1659 

Wee whose names are here vnderwritten being appoynted 
by the Generall Court, & Impoured to lay out the deuiding 
bounds, between the Townes of Cape Porpus, Sacoe, Scar- 
borrow, & Falmouth, & vpon due consideration 
Bounds yi-Qf (Jq determine as followeth/ 

between '^ ' 

Cap Porpus 1 : Inp^' : That y® deuideing bounds betweene 

Sacoe Cape Porpus & Sacoe, shall bee that River Called 

the little river next vnto William Scadlocks, now 

dwelling house, vnto the first falls of the sd river, & from 



Part I, Fol. 8S. 

thence, vpon a due North West Lyne into the Colintrey, 
vntill eight Miles bee expired/ 

21y The deuideing bounds betweene Sacoe, & Scarbor- 

row, shall bee y^ River Called commanly the little 
Sacoe River, next vnto Scarborrow, & from the Mouth 

scarboro of the sd river, shall runne vpon a due North 

west Lyne into the Countrey, vnto the extent 
of eight Miles/ 

31y The deuideing bounds betweene Scarborrow, & 

Falmouth, shall bee from the first deuideing 

Scarboro branches of Spurwinke River, from thence to 

& 
Falmouth runuc vp iuto the Countrey vpon a due North 

West Lyne vntill eight Miles be extended/ 

And that the Easterly bounds of Falmouth, shall extend 

to y® Clapboard Yslands, and from thence shall runne vp a 

West Lyne into the Countrey till eight Miles be expired/ 
Dated 11th : d : of Octob^ 1659 : 

The Generall Court allowes, & approues Nic : Shapleigh/ 
of this returne, In reference to the Edw : Rishworth 
bounds herein expressd/ This is a Abra : Preble 
true Copp3^ taken out of the Courts Comissio'"'/ 
Records, as Attests Edw : Rawson 
Secref 

vera Copia transcril)ed out of the Secretary s Coppy, & 
y'' with Compared, this 17th: Noveb'" : 59: as Attests 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Richard Lord Protect of the Commonweallth of England, 
Scotland & Irland, & the dominiones and territores there 
vnto Belonging, to all to whome these present Letters testi- 
moniall Shall Come, or whome theise things which are here 
under mentined doe, or may anie manere of way Conserne 
Greeting ; we doe hereby Signifie, & make Knowne Vnto all 
and euery of you by theise presence : that haueing diligently 



Pakt I, FoL. 88, 89. 

Survayed the Rigistry of the Court for Probate of wills and 
granting Administrations amongst y® Records of the same 
[89] here faithfully kept and presareuid, we doe Amongst 
other things Clearly find herein, That vpon the Eight day 
of the month of Septemb^" in the year of our Lord god one 
Thousand Six hundred fifty and three Letters of Adminis- 
tration of all & Singular the goods, Chattells, and Debts 
of William Berkley late one of the Aldermen of the Cittie 
of London deceased, wee granted to Henry 
Adminis Berkley the naturall & LawfuU Sonne of the 

tration "^ 

To Henry Said dcccascd, hee being first legallie sworne 

Berkly 

of truly and faythfullie to Adminaster y^ Same/ the 

wm Berkiy'3 ^^ tcucr of which Administration is as folio weth 

Estate 

viz : The Keepers of the liberties of England, 
by Authoritie of Parliment to Henry Berkly the naturall & 
lawfull Sone of William Berkley late one of the Aldarmen 

of the Cittie of London deceased. Greeting 

where as the said deseced dyed with out anie will, we doe 
tharefore giue and graunt vnto you the Said Henry Berklie 
full powar and Authority to Adminaster all & singular the 
good Chattells & Debts of the said decesed, & will & fayth- 
fully to dispose of y^ Same & to demand, collect, leauie & 
in leagell mannar require all manar of debt or debts dew & 
owing to the said deceased & out of the goods Cha^Us & 
debts of the said decesed which Shall or may Come to y^ 
hands or posestion, well & truly to pay the debts deu by 
y® said decesed, soe farre forth as y^ same will & shall thareto 
extend & the law Shall Charge you According to y^ trew 
ualue & & Summe Thare of, you haueing furst in deue forme 
of Law taken y^ oath well & truly to admister y® same 
goods, chattells, &, debts & to exhibitt A true and pfect 
Inuentarie of all & singular y^ goods Chattells & debts of 
the said decesed which haue, may or Shall come to y^ hands 
posession, or knowlidge & likewise a true & Just Accompt 
thare in, & to exhibitt boath before the Judge for Probate 
of Wills & granting Administrations, According to an Act 






Pakt I, FoL. 89. 

of Parliment : entituled an Act for Probate of wills, & grant- 
ing Administrations Touching which Inuentarie you are 
assigned to performe att or upon the xxvii*'^ : of Septemb'* 
instant & an Ace* y® Last of Sep* : instant And lastly wee 
doe hereby Constitute, ordane & Appoynt you the Said 
Henry Berkley Administrator of all & singular the goods, 
Chattells, & debts of the said decesed : Giuen at Wistminster 
undr the Scale of the Court for Probate of wills and grant- 
ing Administration on the Eight day of Septemb^ In the 
yeare of our Lord god. One Thousand Six hundred fifty and 
three/ In testimonie of the truth of all & Singular the 
Premises wee haue caused the Said Scale of our Court for 
Probate of wills and granting of Administrations to be here 
vnto affixed. This fourteenth Day of the Month of Octob'' 
In the yeare of our Lord god one Thousand six hundred, 
fifty and Eight/ 



^ 



Will : Hobbs. 



Marke Cottle Regest' 
Vera Copia, transcribed out of the originall, & there with 
Compared word for word this 22*'' Novb'^ : 1659 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Co 



Articles of Agreem* had & made l)etweene IVP Hugh Gunnis- 

son of the one pty, & M"" William Seely, & William Rogers 

of the other party, in y® behalfe of them selues 

Gunnison ^ yv heyrcs as followeth this 14th March 1658 

Seely & Rogers 59 

Inp'"' : It is agreed & Concluded that the aforesd 
Hugh Gunisson doth by these ^sents giue grant, bargan, 
sell assigne & sett ouer vnto the abouesd William Seely, & 
William Rogers, my two Loueing sunns in laws all my right 
title & Interest In a Certen Necke of Land, lijng & being on 
the North west side of Spruse Cricke, at the Entring in 
of the Mouth of Crooked Layne. As alsoe a little Island 
situate, & being in spruse Cricke, Commanly Called Grantu' 



Part I, Fol. 89, 90. 

Ysland/ to haue & to hould to y"^ & there heyres & assignes, 
for the full tearme & tyme of one and twenty yeares next 
Insueing, the date here of, peaceably & quietly to Inioy the 
same dureing the sd Tearme & tyme, to Improue all & euery 
part y^'of with the appurtenances there unto belonging, to 
them y"" heyres executors Adminstrators & assignes, Except- 
ing only two Acers of Land granted to Francis Tricky on 
y^ Necke of Land, to him & his heyres for euer/ 

[90] 21y It is agreed & Concluded betweene all the 
ptys afore Mentioned that the sd William Seely & William 
Rogers, there heyres, executors. Administrators or Assignes, 
shall pay or Cause to be payd vnto the aforesd Hugh Gun- 
nisson his heyres, executors. Administrators, or Assignes, 
the Just some of Tenn shillings p Ann : dureing the sd 
Tearme aforesd/ As alsoe that y^ sd William Seely, & 
William Rogers, them y^ heyres executors administrators or 
assignes after the expiration of on & twenty yeares as 
abouesd, shall vpon all demands of the sayd Gunnisson, his 
heyres, executors Administrators or assignes, redeliver vp 
vnto him, or either of them the aforesd Necke of Land, & 
Island, Hee or either of them repaijng vnto the sd Seely & 
Rogers, there heyres executors Administrators or assignes, 
all there Just disbursements, as it shall bee Judged by two 
-or more Indifferent men/ In witnesse of the treuth the 
aforesd ptys haue here vnto sett there hands, & scales, the 
day & yeare first aboue written/ 

Signed sealed & Deliuef d Hugh Gunnisson his seale (fj) 
In the gsence of ^^^^ 

Richd Walderne ^^^^^"^ ^'^^^ ^'' ''^^' O 

Joseph Dauise/ William Rogers his seale (T^ 

This Deed was acknowl- 
edged before mee this 
14th : 1 :^ Mcho Shapleigh 
59 
vera Copia of this Agreement taken out of the originall & 
y^ with Compared this 12 : Decemb"^ : 59 : As Attests 

Edw : Rishworth/ 



Part I, Fol. 90. 

These psents shall witnesse that I George Cleeues of the 
Towne of Falmouth In Cascoe Bay in New England Gentle : 
haue giuen granted barganed & sould, & by these psents do 
giue grant sell, & Confirme vnto Mr John Phillips of Boston 

M'"chant all y* Tract, pcell or Necke of Land, In 
Cleave Cascoe Bay, & now In the possession of mee the 

Phillips sd George Cleeues, on which my now dwelling 

house standeth, by the meate & bounds herein 
expressed, that is to say to begine at the Poynt of Land 
Commanly Called Machagony, & being north Easterly from 
my sd house, & soe along by the water side from the house 
south westerly, to the south west side on my Corne fejld, 
& to the Corner Neere vnto the sayd Corne fejld to the 
water lake runneing into the sd Coue, & from thence to 
runne Northwest Westerly vpon a streight lyne through 
the woods & through the spruse Cricke or thereabouts, or 
Swampe into y^ backe Coue, supposed to bee 3 quar- 
ters of a Mile be it more or lesse, & from thence North 
westwardly, round about to the sd Machagony togeather 
with all the woods, & vnderwoods & Tymber Trees, 
growing there on, & all my house or houseing Corne 
fejld, or Gardens or w^soeuer appurtenances there vnto 
belonging, togeather alsoe with a Certen parcell of Marsh 
ground lijng vpon that River, & South westerly from the 
now dwelling house of Michaell Mitting, at the narrow of 
the Necke of Land, & Adioyneing to the lott of Land by 
mee for&ly granted to Nathaniell Mitten, Commanly Called 
the round Marsh, & about two or three Acers of sault 
Marsh (be it more or lesse) for & In Consideration of the 
some of Twenty fine pounds sterling to mee in hand payd 
before the sealing & delivery hereof. To haue & to hould all 
& e% of of the sd houses, & lands w^^ all the p^'mises, to 
him the sayd John Phillips his heyres, executors adminis- 
trators & assignes for euer/ & do further Couenant & prom- 
isse to & with the sd Phillips his heyres, & assignes y* all 
the sd lands & p^'mises is free & Cleere from all other Coue- 
nants, grants, bargans, gyfts, sayles, or any Incomberance 



Part I, Fol. 90, 91. 

w^soeQ, & shall warrant & defend the same, from any pson 
or psons w^soeuer, from Claymeing of any right title or 
Interest therein, from or by mee my hey res, executors 
Administrators or assignes, from the sd Phillips his execu- 
tors, Administrators or Assigns for euer/ In testimony 
here of I the sd Geo : Cleeues haue here vnto sett my hand 
& fixed my scale this twenty six* of SeptemV on thousand 
six hundred fiuety & nine/ 1659 : 

Memorandu : that vnto all & singular the abouesd land & 
p'^mises mentioned is freely giuen & Consented vnto before 
the Deliuery hereof by Mis Joane Cleeues, now wife vnto 
y'^ abouesd Mr Geo : Cleeues the day & yeare abouesd/ 
Witnesse/ George Cleeue/ (gelL) 

John Winter/ The Marke of Joane 

The marke of Richd Cleeue/,^K {^^^) . 

Marten Jj^^-^ 

I J ' Vera Copia transcribed out 

The marke of Ralph of the originall, & y^with word 

Turner /T| for word Compared, this 

George Munioy 13 : Decemb"" 1659 : 

As Attests/ Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

This 13th day of August Mr Geo : Mounioy, Attesteth to 
the treuth of the aboue mentioned Acts before mee, Robert 
Jordan Asssotiate/ 

Some other Acts w'^h Concerne this deede are Entered in 
the 16 leafe of this booke following/ 



\^\\ Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents, that I 
Peter Delacroye do acknowledge my selfe to owe, & to bee 

Justly Indebted vnto Nicholas Shapleigh of 
Delacroye Kittcry In Ncw England M^chant the lust some 

La Croix of fourty pouuds & nine shillings sterlg : w^h 

Shapleigh somc of fourty pounds nine shillings, I do bind 

my selfe my heyres executors administrators & 



Paet I, FoL. 91. 

assignes, to pay or Cause to bee payd vnto the sd Mcho : 
Shapleigh his heyres executors administrators or assignes in 
good M^chandab^*^ muskauado sugar at the bridge Towne In 
Barbados at price currant, at all demands In witnesse w^'of I 
haue herevnto sett my hand & Seale this 16*^ Octob^ : 1659 : 
Sealed Signed & Deliuerd Pierre La Croix & a seale 

In the j3sence of 

Henery Barkecley/ Vera Copia transcribed out of 

Antiphas Mavericke/ the originall & there with 

Jacope lovnker/ Compared this 14*^ of Janv : 

Stephen Spencer/ 1659 : as Attests 

Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 



That w'^as there was a Certen Necke of Land granted l)y 

the select Townes men for Kittery, in the yeare 

Kittery 1652 : vnto Rise Tommasse, & was not recorded. 

To 

Rice Thomas It was y^fore agajne granted by y'' select Townes- 
men for Kittery the 4th day of Decemb'" 1655 : 
vnto the sd Rise Tommasse, his heyres, or assigns for euer, 
the Necke of Land Lijng with in the spruse Cricke, & vpon 
the So : West side, & it is the Necke of Land that lyeth on 
the further side of the Cricke, that runnes in beside INIr 
Hugh Gunnissons house, prouided It bee in no former 
grant/ 
vera Copia of this grant aboue A true Coppy p me 

written, transcribed out of Humphrey Chadborne 

the originall & therewith Towne Clarke/ 

Compared this 21*^ of 

lanv : 1659 : as Attests 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 91. 

This Instrument witnesseth that I Abra : Joclein of Scar- 
borrow, haue barganed & sould vnto Thomas 
joceiyn Beard all that parcell of Land both vpland & 

Beard Meddow Adioyneing vnto Mr William Smyths 

lott, & from thence Westward to the Cricke y* 
goeth by my house, from the hott spring, and from those 
bounds soe backe into the Countrey as farr as my right & 
Interest goeth, for & in Consideration of Thyrteene pounds 
& eleven shillings to bee payd in money or Inglish goods at 
the Ensealing here of, to witnesse the treuth I haue here vnto 
sett my hand, this 27*^ of Octob^ : 1659 : 
Witnesse 

Hene : Joclein/ Margerett Abra : Joclein his scale 
Jocelein/ 

This wrighting declareth that w^as I Abra : Joclein of 
Scarborrow, haue sould & sett ouer vnto Thomas 
Joceiyn Beard his heyres, executors & assigns all that 

Beard parccll of Land to the westward of my house, to 

Mr William Smyths lott, both vpland & Med- 
dow, as is expressed in my bill of sayle beareing date the 
27*^ of October : 1659 :' & to make good the p^'mises vnto the 
sd Beard, I bind my selfe, my heyres, executors & Adminis- 
trators In the some of Thyrty pounds, & for the security 
here of I do Ingage my house & land & foure Cows to make 
good my bargan & sayle vnto the sd Beard, his heyres, 
executors & assignes aganst all men, to Confirme the treuth 
here of I do here vnto sett my hand, this 28*^ of OctoV : 1659 : 
Witnesse Abraham Joclein/ 

Henery Joclein/ 

Margerett Joclein/ 
This deed was acknowledged & Consented vnto before mee 

the first of Novemb"" 1659 : by Eebe^^* Joclein wife vnto 

Abra : Joclein/ 

Hene : Joclein Assotiate 



Part I, Fol. 91. 

I Thomas Kemble do hereby testify vpon oath, that I saw 
Abra : Joclein giue quiett & peaceable possession by Turffe 
& Twidge of the p'"misses with in mentioned In Octob^ 1659 : 
vnto Thomas Beard with in specifyd/ 

Taken betore mee this 24*^^ of Novemb'" 1659 : 

Hene : Joclein Assotiate/ 
Vera Copia transcribed out of the originalls & y^ with Com- 
pared this 25*^ day of Janv : 1659 : as Attests : 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Was William Smalledge, Tho : Mills, Geo : Phippeney, 
& William Battine were Joynt partners with 
Phippeny Thomas Wamcr Lately deceased In a iishing 

Bondto^ vioage, for the Carijng on & Manageing w'^of, 

Pendleton wcc the sayd p^'sons receaued seuerall necessarys 

& guissions of Cap* Bryan Pendleton to the valew 
of Twenty pounds 3^ 11 Y In Consideration of which some 
due, wee the sd persons do Joyntly & seuerally Ingage or 
selues to pay or Cause to be payd the aboue named some 
of 20 3 11 vnto Cap* Bryan Pendleton or his assignes, 
In good M^chandable fish to bee Deliuerd at Cape Porpus, at 
prise Curran*, at or before the 26*'' day of May next Insew- 
ing/ witnesse our hands this 5th day of Aprill 1660 : 

Geo : Phippenny 
Signed And Deliuered Thomas Mills/ 

In the psence of William Smallidge his 

Edw : Rishworth/ Marke O 

John Davesse/ William Battine 

vera Copia Transcribed his marke/ \_^ J ' 
out of the originall c& 
y^ with Compared p 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 92. 

[92] Bee it knowne vnto all men by these p'*sents, that 
I Roger Spencer of Sacoe In New England, do acknowledge 
my selfe to owe & to bee Indebted vnto Samuell Ruck of 
Boston In New England, sea man, the full & whoole some 
of Thyrty & eight pounds Tenn shillings sterling, to bee 
payd vnto the sayd Samuell Ruck his heyres, executors, or 
assignes, by the valew thereof, in money, or beaQ or Mowse 
skines, M^chandable, & at money prise, In Boston, at or 
before the Tenth day of June next Insewing, the 
Spencer j^y Qf ^j^g (j^tc here of, at or in the now dwell- 

Ruck ing house of the sayd Samell Rucke, situate, 

& being In Boston aforesd/ to the which pay- 
ment well, & truely to be made, & payd, I the sayd Roger 
Spencer, do bind my selfe my heyres, executors & Adminis- 
trators firmely by these p^'sents : And for further, & other 
security vnto the sayd Sammuell Ruck, his executors or 
assignes for the paymen* of y® sd some aboue named at the 
tyme, & place, & spetie aforesd : I the sd Roger Spencer 
do by these p'^sents bargan & sell, assigne sett ouer, & Con- 
firme vnto the sd SaiSell Ruck, his heyres executors or 
Assigns the on fourth part of all my estate, right. Title, & 
Interest, in & to a saw Mill sittuate lijng & being, at Sacoe 
falls In New England : The sayd on fourth part of y^ sd 
Mill, & the on fourth part of all the pfitts, priuiledges & 
appurtenances w*soeGl vnto her belonging, vnto y® sd Samell 
Ruck his heyres executors or assigns, from after the day 
that default shall bee made of payment as abousd, for euer 
to the only pper vsse & behoofe of the sd Samuell Ruck his 
heyres, executors & Assignes for euer/ And the sd Roger 
Spencer doth Couenant & pmisse to & with the sd Samull 
Ruck his heyres executors or assignes, that y® sd on fourth 
part of the sd Saw Mill, is free & Cleare of & from all & all 
manner of former & other barganes, Sayles, gyfts, grants & 
Incomberances, w*soeCl & that they shall & may for euer after 
default of paymen* (if it soe happen) as aforesd, quietly, & 
peaceably haue hould, vsse, Occupy, possesse, & Inioy the 



Part I, Fol. 92. 

sd one fourth part of the sd Saw Mill, w*^ the on fourth 
part of all the profitts, priuiledges & appurtenaces, to her 
belonging without the trouble, Molestation, Euiction, Ejec- 
tion, disturbance, or deniall of the sd Roger Spencer, his 
hep-es executors or Assignes, or any other pson or psons 
w^soeuer, from by or vnder him, them or any of them ; 
And the same sd one fourth part of the sd Saw Mill, the sd 
Roger Spencer his heyres executors & assignes, aganst all 
men shall & will Warrant, & for euer defend, by these 
p''sents : The aboue named some of Th3Tty eight pounds 
Tenn shillings is for & In full Consideration of a shallopp & 
all the app''tenances to her belonging, & the ballance of all 
other Accompts betweene the sd Sainell Ruck & the sayd 
Roger Spencer, from the begineing of the world to the day 
of the Date here of : In witnesse where of I haue here vnto 
putt my hand & scale the Tweluth day of Janvary Anno 
DomS 1659 
Signed Sealed and deliuered, Roger Spencer (g^Je) 

In the Psence of vs, 

Joseph Baster This Deede acknowledged this 14*^ 

William Pearse of Janvary 1659 : by Roger 

Spencer : Rich : Bellingham 

Depu* Gouler 
Vera Copia Transcribed out of the originall & y"" with word 

by word Compared this 5th day of May 1659 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



To all Christean people to whome this p^sent writeing 
shall come, Abraham Jocleing now of Boston in the County 
of Suffucke, In the Massatuse[tts] Colonic of New Eng- 
land, late of Scarborrow, In yorke shyre with in the sd 
Coloney & Betteris his wife, send Greeteing, 
joceiyn Kuow ycc that the sayd Abraham Jocleing & 

To 

scottow Betteris his sd wife, for & in Consideration of 

eighty pounds sterlg, in hand payd by Josua 



Part I, Fol. 92, 93. 

Scottow of the sd Boston M'^cliant ; w*" of & where with they 
y® sd Abra : Jocleing, & Betteris his sayd wife, do ackowledge 
them selues fully satisfy d, contented & payd, & y"" of & of eQy 
pt there of, do acquitt, & discharge the sayd Josua Scottow, 
his heyres, executors administrators & assignes, & euery 
of them for euer by these psents haue giuen, granted, bar- 
ganed, sould, Enffeffed, & Confirmed, & by these gsents do 
Grant, bargan, sell, Infeffe & Confirme vnto y® sd Josua 
Scottow all that sd dwelling house, & other out houses, with 
the orchard, & all that Tract of vpland, which now is & for 
diuerse yeares past hath beene in the possession of the sd 
Abra : Jocleing, Contayeing two hundred Acers more or 
lesse, togeather with all that Marsh, & Meddow lijng, & 
being by the sayd house vpon the river of blake poynt 
Called Scarborrow, & betweene the Crickes hereafter men- 
tioned, granted vnto him the sayd Jocleing by Mr Robert 
Jordan, Mr Hene : Joclein, & Mr Williams Assistants, in the 
Gouerm* of the late prouince of Lygonja, & resolued to 
belong vnto the sd Mr Jordan about y® yeare one [93] 
Thousand six hundred fiuety two, & all his right, & Title 
thereby, or by any other grant, or Concession made j^ of, 
vnto him the sd Abra : Joclein from any other Clameing 
right there to since that tyme/ The sd pcell of Land, with 
all other Lands now in the possession of the sd Abra : 
Jocleing, whither by right of discouery, possession, or other- 
wise, to him belonging, & hereby alienated, are bounded 
Easterly, with y® Cricke running out of a swampe about 
halfe a mile to y® westward of the dwelling house of Mr 
Smyth, & from the same swamp two hundred rodd^ vp into 
the Countrey as the sd Cricke runneth southwardly with y® 
riuer of Scarborrough, Westwardly with y® Cricke runneing 
vp to y® ould beauer Dame, & from the sd BeafJ Dame two 
hundred rodd^ vp into y^ Countrey, as the sd Cricke run- 
neth, & Norewardly with y^ Coman Lands ; To haue & to 
hould, possesse, & Inioy, the sd barganed p'"mises as before 
bounded, & extended, with all the Tymber wood, & vnder- 



Part I, Fol. 93. 

wood, growing, standing or being there vpon, with all other 
the rights p^uiledges &> appurtenances, to the same belong- 
ing, or any ways app^tayeing, togeather with all Deeds, 
Evidences, writeings, &> Miniments, touching or concerning 
the gmises, seuerally, fayre & vncanselled vnto y^ sayd 
Josua Scottow, his heyres & assigns, to y® onely pper vsse 
& behoufe of y^ sd Josua Scattow his heyi'es, & assignes for 
euer, & y® sd Abra : Jocleing for him selfe his heyres, exec- 
utors & Administrators doth Couen* & Grant to & with the 
sd Josua Scottow, his heyres & assignes by these p^'sents, 
y* hee the sd Abra : Jocleing at the day & Date hereof, is &, 
standeth lawfully seazed In his owne right, & to his owne 
vsse, of & in the sd barganed p^'misses, & eOy part y'^of, with 
the appurtenances thereof, in a good pfect, & absolute estate 
of Inhperitance in fee symple, & is the gper owner there of, 
& hath in him selfe full pouer, good right, & lawfull Author- 
ity to Grant bargane sell, convay, & assure, the same vnto 
y® sd Josua Scottow, his heyres & assignes in such manner 
& forme as before in these p^sents is mentioned, & declared 
from any Act, or thing done or Comitted by him the sayd 
Abra : Jocleing ; And for Warranty of the sayd barganed 
p^'mises, hee y*^ sd Abra : Jocleing doth for him selfe, his 
heyres executors & Administrators further Couent & grant 
to & with the sd Josua Scottow, his heyres, & assignes by 
these p^'sents, that y^ sd barganed p^'mises now bee, & at all 
tyme & tymes here after shall bee, remajne Continew & 
abide, vnto the sd Josua Scottow his heyres & assigns freely 
accquitted & discharged, or otherwise from tyme to tyme, 
& all tymes hereafter, well & sufficiently saued, defended, & 
keept harmelesse, of & from all manner of former & other 
barganes, & sayles gyfts grants fefftments Joyntures, Dow- 
ryes, titles of Dowryes, estates, Morgages, forfitures ceaz- 
ures, Judgm*^ extents, executions, rents, & all other Acts, 
& Incomberances w*soeQ, had made, Comitted, & done, & 
suffered to bee done by the sd Abra : Jocleing, his heyres or 



Part I, Fol. 93. 

assignes, or any pson or psons, Clayeing or haueing any 
title or Interest of in or two the sd p^'misses, or any part 
y"* of w'^by the sd Josua Scottow his heyres or assignes shall 
or may be hereafter Molested, or lawfully Euicted out of 
the possession or Inioyment there of And further the sd 
Abraha Jocleing, & Betteris his sd wife, do for them selues 
there heyres executors & Administrators couenant, pmisse, & 
grant to & with the sd Josua Scottow his heyres, & assignes, 
that they y® sd Abra : Jocleing, & Betteris his sd wife, do for 
them selues there heyres executors & Administrators couenant 
promisse & grant to & with the sd John Scottow his heyres 
& assigns, that they the sd Abra : Jocleing & Betteris his sd 
wife vpon reasonable & lawfuU demand shall & will pforme & 
doe, & Cause to bee pformed & done any such further Act, 
or Acts, whither by way of Acknowledgm* of this p^'sent 
Deede, or release of Dowry, in respect of y^ sd Betteris or 
In any other kind that shall or may befor the more full 
Compleateing, confirmeing, & sure makeing the aforesd bar- 
ganed p^'mises vnto the sd John Scottow, his heyres, & 
Assignes, according to the Intent hereof, & y® laws of y® 
Massatusetts Jurisdiction/ In witnesse w'' of the sd Abra : 
Jocleing, & Betteris his sd wife, haue here vnto putt y^ 
hands, & scales the eight day of June, In y^ yeare of o"" 
Lord One thousand six hundred & sixty/ Abra : Jocleing, 
& his scale with redd wax vpon a labell, Marke of B •' I ^ 
Betteris Jocleing & her scale with redd wax, vpon a labell/ 
Indorsed as foUoweth the sd Deed being In parchment : 
Signed, Sealed & Deliuered, by the sd Abra : Jocling In the 
p^sence of Symon Lynde/ alsoe signed, & sealed, by the 
sayd Abra : Jocleing & his wife. In p^'sence of Samell Wines- 
low Nathaniell Gould/ Ite : Attested by Robert Howard 
Not^ publicus Massatusetts Colonise, Novae Anglise/ This 
Deed was acknowledged before mee by Abra : Jocleing & 
Betteris his wife, this 11*^ day of June : 1660 Henery Joclein 
Assotiate/ This is a true Coppy of the originall word 



Part I, Fol. 94. 

[94] for word, examined this 11*^^ day of June/ 1660/ 

p Robert Howard pr^edic? : Not^ : Publius/ 

vera Copia Taken out of a Coppy w'^h was Compared, & 
word for word agreed with the originall, this 24 : June : 
60 : As Attests Edw : Rishworth/ Re : Cor^V 



This Indenture made l)etweene Allexander Rigby, of 
Rigby, in the County of Lancester, In the king- 
Rigby dome of England Esq% on the one parte, & 

Cleave & Tucker Greorge Cleeue, & Richard Tucker of Casco in 
the prouince of Lygonia, in Ncav England, in 
America Gentlem : on the other parte/ Witnesseth, y* the 
sd Allexander Rigby, for & in Consideration of a Competent 
some of money, & for diuerse other good Causes, & Con- 
siderations hhn y^' vnto moueing, doth by these psents alien, 
bargaine, sell, sett, & Confirme vnto the sd Geo : Cleeue, 
& Richd Tucker, & y^ assignes, all that on Yland Called 
Hogg Yland, now In the possession of the sd Geo : Cleeue, 
& Richd Tucker, scituate, lijng & being, in Casco bay, ouer 
aganst a Certen poynt of Land Called Machagone, & all that 
part or parcell of Land in Lygonia aforesd, lijng with in the 
boundary & deuises hereafter mentioned, that is to say, 
begining at the sayd poynt of Land Called Machegone, & 
from thence going westward, along the side of Cascoe bay, 
vnto a place Avhere the next Riuer running neare to the now 
dwelling house of the sd Geo : Cleeue, & Richd Tucker, & 
Issueing out of a little pond falleth into Casco bay/ & from 
thence assending the North East side of that River, to the 
next Fall, in that River, & from thence in a right streight & 
direct Lyne, vnto the last fall In the River Pesumscatowitt, 
that fall therein which is next vnto the sea, & from thence 
discendeing downe the south west side of that River, vnto a 
place w^" y^ Riuer Falleth into Casco bay, & from thence 
goeth along the side of Cascoe bay, vnto the sd poynt Called 



Part I, Fol. 94. 

Machegonne, with all & singular woods, vnder woods, waters 
water Courses, fishings, fowlings, Mines, Mineralls, as well 
of gould, and siluer, as other Mines & Mineralls, prsetious 
stones, & Quaryes w*soeuer, with in the sd boundarys &, 
diuises, with there, & euery of there appurtenances, & 
togeather alsoe with free liberty to fish & fowle in & vpon 
the sd River Pesumpscattowitt, betweene the sea & a Certen 
place in that River which is distant fiueteene hundred yards, 
from the sayd last Fall of that River, & togeather alsoe with 
free Lyberty to fish In the sea aforesd, & in that part of the 
Shoare thereof, which lyeth betweene the sd Ysland & the 
sd Lands Contayned with in the sd boundary or deuises/ 
To haue & to hould, the sd Yland, & all & singular the sd 
Lands & p^misses before by these psents mentioned, to bee 
Alienated barganed, and sould, with there & eOy of there 
app^'tenances, vnto them the sayd Geo : Cleeue, & Richd 
Tucker, & y assignes, from hence forth for & during the 
tearme of Two thousand yeares, now next & Imediately 
Ensewing, & fully to bee Compleate, & ended with out 
Impeachment, of or for any manner of Wast, & with free 
Lyberty to do & Committ all manner of wast whatsoeuer, 
yeilding & paying therefore yearely vnto the Kings Magesty 
his heyres, & successors one fift part of all the gould, & 
siluer oare to bee had, or found in & vpon the sd Land 
before mentioned, to bee barganed, & sould. And yejlding 
& paying yerely for the sd Yland, vnto the sd Allexand^* 
Rigby his heyres & Assigns soe many seuerall somes of one 
farthing of lawfull money of England as y are seuerall 
Acers of Land In the sayd Yland to bee yearely payd to the 
sd Allexander Rigby his heyres &> assigns in & vpon the first 
day of Aprill, & the first day of Octob^' yearly by euen &> 
aequall portions, for all seruices, & demands, also soe many 
seuerall somes of one farthing of lawfull money of England a& 
y^ are severall acers of land with in y^ sd boundary & deuises 
to be yearly pd to y^ sd Allexand^ Rigby, his heyres & as- 
signes in & vpon y^ first day of Aprill, & the first day of Octob^ 



Part I, Fol. 94, 95. 

yearly by euen & eequall ^portions for all seruies & demands 
& y eliding & paijng yearely for the sd Lands contayned with 
in the sd boundary & deuises to the Counsell established at 
Plymouth in the County of Deavon, for the planting, ruleiug, 
ordering & Gouering of New England aforesd, & y'' success- 
ors for euer, one pecke of the best bread Corne, Accompt- 
ing two Gallons after Winchester measure to euery pecke, 
for euery hundred Acers of the sd Lands, soe as aforesayd, 
barganed & sould/ Yet notwithstanding the p'^mises, the sd 
Allexander Rigby doth for him selfe his heyres, & assignes, 
Couenant & agree with the sd Geo : Cleeue & Richd Tucker, 
& y"" assignes, that he y^ sayd Allexand"" Rigby, his heyres, 
& assignes, shall yearely from tyme to tyme vpon the pay- 
ment of the sd Yearely rents, of on farthing vnto him or 
them, at anie tyme, or tymes, with in tenn yeares now next 
Ensewing repay vnto the sd Geo : Cleeue, & Richd Tucker, 
& y"" assignes, the seuerall som^s of one farthing for euery 
seuerall Acer of the sd Lands lying with in the sd boundary, 
& deuises soe as aforesayd, barganed, & sould, as shall not 
then before that tyme haue beene vsed, or occupied for 
arable Land, Meddow, or Inclosed pasture, by the sd Geo : 
Cleeue & Richard Tucker, & y"" assignes or [95] substitutes, 
or some of them/ And these Psents witnesse that y^ sd 
Acers are to bee Accompted after y® measure of eight scoore 
pearches to euery Acer, & a square of sixteene foote to 
euery pearch, & in witnesse hereof the party s to these 
psents, haue to the seuerall parts thereof. Interchangeably 
sett y*" hands, & scales, this three & Twenteth day of May, 
in the yeare of our Lord god, on thousand six hundred 
fourty & three/ 

Sealed & deliuered Alex : Rigby/ 

In the Psence of/ 

William Wallwyn/ vera Copia, transcribed out of y'' 
Thomas Morton/ originall & y^ with Compared 

John Bidgreaues/ word fo^- word, this 26 : June : 

60 : as Attests/ 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor 



Part I, Fol. 95. 

This Indenture made the twenty seauenth day of January, 
In y® Twelveth yeare of the Reigne of our Souereigne Lord 
Charles by the Grace of god, King of England, Scottland, 
France, & Ireland Defend"" of the faith &c : betweene Sir 
Fardinando Gorges, of Ashto : Phillipes In the County of 
Somersett Knight, of the One parte, & Geo : Cleeue of Cas- 
coe, In the prouince of New Soinersett, In New England in 
America Esq^, & Richard Tucker of Casco aforesd of the sd 
Prouince of New Sommersett of New England in America 
Gentle : on the other partys, Witnesseth that the sd Sir 
Fardinando Gorges, for & in Consideration of 
Gorges q^^q hundred pounds of good & LawfuU money 

Cleave & Tucker of England to him In hand payd before the seal- 
ing & deliuery of these psents & alsoe for diuerse 
other good Causes, & Considerations him the sayd Sir Far- 
dinando Gorges herevnto especially moueing : hath giuen 
grated bargajned, sould, & Confirmed vnto y® sd Geo : 
Cleeue, & Richd Tucker there heyres, & assigns : All that 
part purpart & portion of Lands In America, parcell of New 
England In America, hereafter. In these psents discribed, & 
to be discribed by the lymitts, & bounds thereof; That is to 
say all that part, purpart, & portion of lands, begining at 
the furthermost poynt of a Necke of Land, Called by the 
Indeans Machegonne, & now & for euer from hence forth to 
bee Called, or knowne by y^ Name of Stagoinor, & soe along 
the same Westwardly, as it treaneth to the first Fall, of a 
little River Issueing out of a very gtnall pond, & from thence 
ouer land to the Falls of Pesumpsca, being the first Falls in 
that River, vpon a streight lyne Contayneing by sestimation 
from fall to fall as aforesd neare about an English Mile, 
which togeather with the sd Necke of Land, that y® sd Geo : 
Cleeue & the sd Richd Tucker, haue planted for diuerse 
yeares already expired, is estimated in the whoole to bee 
fiueteene hundred Acers, or y'' abouts as alsoe on Ysland 
adjacent to the sd p^'misses, and not in the tenure & occupa- 
tion of the sd Geo : Cleeue & Richd Tucker, Comanly or 






Part I, Fol. 95, 96. 

knowne by the name of Hogg Ysland : which sayd p^'misses 
with there appurtenances, are not akeady posset, or past to 
any other pson, or p^'sons w^soeuer, but now granted by me 
& this my spetiall order, for Confirmation y^'of vnder my 
hand & scale : All which p^mises now are & hereafter shall 
bee, demed, reputed, & taken to bee parts, pcells & Mem- 
bers, of the puince of Kew Sommersett Shyre, in new Eng- 
land aforesd : & alsoe the sd Sir Fardinando Gorges, for y"" 
Considerations aforesd, hath given, granted, barganed, sould, 
& Confirmed, & by these psents doth giue, grant, bargane, 
sell & Confirme vnto the sd Geo : Cleeue, & the sd Richd 
Tucker, there heyres, & assignes, togeather with the sd por- 
tion of Lands & p'^misses, all the Soyles, grounds, Woods, 
& vnderwoods, Hauens, Ports, Riuers, Waters, Lakes fish- 
ings. Mines, & Mineralls, As well Royall Mines of gould & 
siluer as other Mines, & Mineralls proetious stones, quarries, 
& all & singular other Coinoditys, Jurisdictions, Royalty s 
priuiledges, jffranchises, & pheminenses, w*soeuer with in the 
sd Tract of Lands, & p'^misses, or with in any part, or parcell 
y''of, Saucing excepting & reserueing onely out of this p'"sent 
grant the fifth part of all y^ Oare Gould, or siluer found, or 
to bee found in or vpon the p^'misses or any part or pcell 
y*"of, due unto his Magesty, his heyres, & successors, & now 
or at any other tyme hereafter reserued, to be reserued/ To 
haue & to hould all & singular the sd part, purpart, & 
p[ort]ion of Lands, & all other y^ p^misses herein mentioned 
to bee barganed, sould granted, & with there & eQy of there 
appurtenances, vnto the sd Geo : Cleeue & Richd Tucker 
there heyres, & assignes : To the onely pper vsse, & behoofe 
of them the sd Geo : Cleeue & Richd Tucker, there heyres 
& assigns to the end & full tearme of Two Thousand years 
fully to bee Compleat and ended, to bee houlden of the sd 
Sir fiardinando Gorges & his heyres, Lord, or Lords of the 
sd Prouince of New Sommersett Shyre, as of his or there 
Mannor of Williatton & free Mannors in [9ft] ffee & Coman 



Part I, Fol. 96. 

Soccage, by ffealty, onely for all manner of Seruices, and 
the yearly Rent of Two shillings p hundred, for euery hun- 
dred Acers y^'of, bee it in Wood, Meddowing, Pasture, or 
Tillage ; The same to bee leuied by distresse, or otherwise, 
according to y® laws or Costome of the Relme of England, 
vsed & approued with in the same for Tenants of the like 
nature ; And the sd Sir fardinando Gorges for him selfe his 
heyres, & assignes, doth Couenant promisse, & grant to and 
with the sd Geo : Cleeue, & Richard Tucker thejre heyres, 
& assignes by these psents That hee the sd Sir Fardinando 
Gorges, his heyres & assigns shall and will from tyme to 
tyme & at all tymes hereafter, do make acknowledge, exe- 
cute & suffer, or Cause to be done, made, acknowledged 
executed, & suffered all & euery such further & other reason- 
able Act & Acts, thing & thinges, Deuise & deuises in the 
law, for the further & better assurance & sure makeing of all 
& singular the sayd Lands & other the sd p^'misses with there 
& eQy of thejre appurtenances, vnto the sd Geo : Cleeue, & 
the sd Richd Tucker, thejre heyres & assigns as by his & 
y'' Counsell Learned, In y^ lawes shall be reasonable deuised, 
aduised or required/ And Lastly the sd Sir Fardinando 
Gorges hath Constituted, ordayned, & appoyted, & by these 
psents doth Constitute, ordayne, & appoynt his trusty & 
well beloued Isacke Allerton, & Arthur Macke worth, Gentle : 
his true & lawfull Atturney & Atturneys loyntly, or seuer- 
ally for him & in his name, to Enter into the sd Lands, & 
other the sd barganed p^'misses, or into any part or pcell 
y'^of in the name of the whoole ; And y^'of to take full & 
peaceable possession, & seisin, & after such possession & sei- 
sin soe had & taken : Then for him & in his name, to deliuer 
full, & peaceable possession, & seisin, of the same Lands, & 
p'^misses vnto the sayd Geo : Cleeue, & Richard Tucker, 
thejre heyres & assignes, according to y^ Tenour seffect & 
true meaning of these psents/ In witnesse w^of the sd 
party s to these psent Indentures, Interchangeably haue sett 



Part I, Fol. 96. 

two y^ hand[s] & seales ; Dated the day & yeare first here 

in aboue written Annoq^ DomS 1636 : 

Sealed Signed & Deliuerd in y^ p^'s^nce Ferde : Gorges/ 
of William Whithington/ John Winnington/ 

Vera Copia, transcribed out of the originall, & y^with Com- 
pared word for word this 26 : day of June : 1660 : as 
Attests/ Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 



Memorandum that I Arthur Mackeworth 
for Gorge Gentle I haue taken & Delud possession, & 

^7^ . ^ , seisin vnto Geo : Cleeue Esq% & Richard Tucker 

Cleave & Tucker ^ 

Gentleman, according to the order with in 
p^'scribed/ In witnesse w^'of I haue here vnto sett my hand 
this eight day of June 1637 : 

In psence of/ Arthur Mackeworth 

Tho : Lewis/ 

John Kickeford vera Copia taken p 

Geo : Frosty Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



This bill bindeth mee Griffine Montegue, my heyres, exec- 
utors, & assignes, to pay, or Cause to bee payd, vnto Dauid 
Leudecus Edgling of Doner In Pischataqua, his 
Mountague hcyrcs, cxccutors administrators & assio^nes, the 

Bond J ' & > 

To full, & Just some of one hundred & sixty 

f^^^y pounds, of o'ood Geese, & Duckes feathers fitt- 

Leudecus f ' & 

ing for bedding, onely the Tayle, & wing feath- 
ers excepted, to bee payd with Conveniency at my owne 
house, or other Convenient place, by the latter end of 



It! 

r 



Part I, Fol. 96. 

Octot> : or the begining of Noveb"" next Insewing, the Date 
hereof, as witnesse my hand this 9th of August : 59 : 
Witnesse The Marke of Griffine 

TheMarkeAf7 Mountegue/ 

of Morgan Howell/ 

John Mountegue/ vera Copia transcribed out of y* 

originall & y^'w*^ Compared 
word for word as Attests 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 
July : 7 : 60 : 

Witnesse these psents that I Elizabeth Lewdecus, do 

assigne this bill, with all that is expressed y^ in, 

Assign vnto Richard Otis to Act & do there in, as if it 

ment wcrc Ms owuc gpcr right/ Witnesse my hand 

otia this 3d of July : 60 : 

Witnesse the Marke of The Marke of Elizabeth 
Tho : Canny/ / Lewdecus/ Eljz 

James Heard/ A true Coppy transcribd 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these psents that I John Odihorne, of 
Portsmouth vpon Pischataqua, do for & in consideration 
of Twenty three pounds tenn shillings the one halfe in hand, 

& the other halfe in the last of June 1660 : the 
odiorn former & the latter payments both to bee payd. 

Ford to Cap* Bryan Pendeton, or his assigns, do 

acknowledge to haue sould to Stephen Ford 
fisherman, a Certen small stage which I the sd Odihorne 
bujlt vpon Smuttinose Yland, with a Mooreing place & a 
Cable, with a Mayne sayle for a shallopp, all which p^'mises 
I the sd Odihorne do acknowledg to bee barganed & sould 



Part I, Fol. 96, 97. 

as aforesd, to the sd Ford, & his assignes with in y® p^sincts 
of the Yles of Shoales/ In witnesse w^of I haue herevnto 
sett my hand this : 29*^ : of June : 1660 : 
Signed sealed & Deliuerd In the John OdiOrne (g^fe) 

psence of vs/ Thomas Sauage/ 
Richd Walderne/ 

This ^\Tio:htin£j was acknowledired accor- 
dino^ to law this 29th of the 4th : 
1660 : before mee Humprey Atherton/ 
vera Copia transcribed out of the originall, 
and therewith Compared this 10th : 5 : 1660 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

[97] The Depositions of Tobias Langdon, & John Michell/ 

These two Deponents say that to y"" knowledge Stephen fFord 

bought of John Odihorne, a stage at Smuttmose Yland, with 

a Mooreing place, & a Cable, & a Mayne sayle/ taken vpon 

oath before mee this secund of the 5th 60 : 

Nic : Shapleigh/ 
A true Coppy transcribed out of y*^ 

originall & y^ with Compared this 

10th : July : 60 : as Attests/ Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These psents witnesseth that I George Cleeue of Casco 
Gentle : haue given, granted, barganed & sould, & by these 

p^'sents do giue grant sell & Confirme vnto Geo : 
Cleave Lcwis of Cascoc planter, fiuety Acers of Land 

Lewis togeather lijng in Cascoe bay that is to say on 

that side of that part of the bay, w^ the sd Geo : 
Lewis now dwelleth, & begineth at the south west bounds 
of the hundred Acers Granted by mee to John Lewis, & 
from thence along by the water side to the Fall Coue sup- 
posed to bee fiuety poole bee it more or lesse, togeather with 
tenn Acers of Marsh ground in the great Marsh North west- 
wardly from the sd Fall Coue, & of that part of the Marsh 



Part I, Fol. 97. 

that lyeth nex* to y^ sayd fall Coue, which tenn Acers of 
Marsh is to belong aequally, to all y^ 3 lotts of Land granted 
by mee to the sayd George Lewis, & to his sun John Lewis, 
being all Two hundred Acers, from the well which parteth 
betweene Thomas Wise his lott, & the sd Geo : Lewis his 
first grant of fiuety Acers, & from thence to y^ sd Fall 
Coue, & soe vp into the woods North westwardly, vntill all 
the Two hundred Acers bee ended ; To haue & to hould all 
the sd Lands, & p^mises to them the sd George & John 
Lewis, there heyres & assignes for euer, of & from the sd 
Geo : Cleeue & his heyres, Yejlding & paying therefore 
yearely & euery yeare the rent of foure shillings at Michal- 
masse eQy yeare, & alsoe foure dayes worke for one man 
euery yeare w^soeuer the sayd worke shall bee Called for 
vpon reasonable warneing giuen for all seruice & demands, & 
this grant is to bee inrowled in the booke of Inrowlement 
according to our Constitutions/ In witnesse here of I the 
sd Geo : Cleeue, haue here vnto sett my hand & scale this 
twenteth day of Novemb"^ 1657 : 

Witnesse vs Geo : Cleeue (gelie) 

Thomas Morish A true Coppy transcribed 
his Marke 5^ ^ut of r originall & y^with 

Compared this 21 : July : 1660 : 



Kobert Corbine/ 



p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These fsents do witnesse that I George Cleeue of Cascoe 
Gentle : haue giuen granted barganed & sould, & by these 
psents do giue grant sell & Confirme vnto John Lewis the 
Eldest sun of Geo : Lewis of Cascoe, one hundred Acers 
of Land togeather in Cascoe bay, situate & bordering vpon 
the bounds of his fathers former Grant of fiuety Acers, & 

lijng westwardly from his house on the same 
Cleave q[^q of ^he Water, & begining his westwardly 

Lewis bounds, at the third Cricke from y® sayd Geo : 

Lewis his house westwardly, & soe by the water 



Part I, Fol. 97, 98. 

side to come Eastwardly soe many pooles vntill it Come to 
y® bounds of his fathers former grant, & vpon that breadth 
to runn into y® woods from the water side North west & by 
West, vntill the hundred Acers bee ended, togeather with 
all y° woods & Tymber, & all thinges growing there on, & 
alsoe soe much marsh ground as is belonging eequally to 
euery hundred Acers of vpland in my whoole grant, for & 
in Consideration of fiue pounds Sterlg : to mee in hand payd 
before y® sealing & Deliuery hereof, & yejlding & paijng 
yearely the rent of two shillings & 2 dayes worke of one 
man at any tyme, w" the sayd worke shall bee Called for, 
vpon Conuenjent notis giuen for all seruis & demand, the 
rent to bee payd euery yeare at or vpon the first of Novemb*" 
euery yeare allwayes payable & payed to mee or my assignes 
for euer/ & this Grant is to be Inrowled in the Records of 
the Court according to our Constitutions & In testimony 
hereof I haue hereunto sett my hand & seale this : 26 : day 
of June 1657: 

[98] Sealed & Deliuered In the Geo : Cleeue (.^^J^) 

psence of Richd waters/ A true Coppy of this Deede 
Geo : Ingersall/ transcribed out of the orig- 

John Swinnerton/ inall & y'^ with Compared 

this 21th : July 1660 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



W^as William Hawthorne of Salem in Consideration of 
eight Hodgseads of sault, & tenn thousand foote of boards 
to him in hand payd, did bargane & sell giue & grant vnto 
Cap* John Leverett of Boston, a pcell or Pattent of Land 
bought by the Generall Court of Handserd Knowles, & by 
the Court giuen to the sd william Hawthorne, lijng on the 
East side of Pischataq^ Riuer, betwixt Frankes fort & Darbys 
fort Neere Cap* Shapleighs/ to haue & to hould the sd Land 
aboue mentioned with all the appurtenances profitts & 



Part I, Fol. 98. 

Coinoditys to him the sd John Leverett his heyres & 

Assigns for euer, as may more pticularly appeare by his 

deede beareing Date y® 20*^ of DecemV : 1653 : & w'^as the 

sd John Leverett for & in Consideration of eighty pounds 

Sterling in boards payd him by Thomas Broughton of the sd 

Boston M^chant : made ouer the sd Land & appurtenances to 

the sd Broughton to be held to him & his heyres for euer, 

as by his Deede Dated the six*^ ; of DecemV : 55 : more 

amply appeareth/ Now know all men by these psents that 

I Thomas Broughton for an in Consideration of 

Broughton ^ Considerable valew by Peter Coole of London 

To "i 

Cole M^'chant : In hand receaued of Cap* : Tho : Clarke 

of Boston M^chant, I the sd Thomas Broughton 

haue barganed & sould given & granted & by these psents 

do bargane & sell giue & grant vnto the sd Cap* : Tho : 

Clarke the sd Land & appurtenances to haue & to hould to 

him & his heyres for euer/ hereby warranting & defending 

the same, for any makeing Clayme lawfully there of, by 

from & under mee the sd Thomas Broughton/ In witnesse 

w"" of I the sd Thomas Broughton haue herevnto sett my 

hand & seale the 4th : July : 1659 : 

Sealed & Deliued in the Thomas Broughton (silie) 

jpsence of Jo° Richbell/ This deede was acknowledged 

Samell Andrews/ the 4th of July 1659 : before 

Isacke NiccoUs/ mee Richard Russell/ 

William Osborne/ vera Copia transcribed out of y® 

originall & j^ with Compared 

this 22*^ : of July : 60 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by thes psence, that I Thomas Langley of 
y® Hand of barbadoes M'^chant, doe Stand fermly bound and 
Indebted to Cap? Walter Barefoot of new England M^chant, 
the Just quantity of Six thousand pounds of good M^'chanta- 



Paet I, FoL. 98. 

bell muscouado Sugr to be paid the first day of October next 
Insewing the date here of/ 

The Condition of this obligation is Such y* If 
^angeys ^^ abouc Boundin Thomas Langley his heares, 

B^efoot executors, or Assignes do make it Appeare y* 

M'^ Hen : Barklet Attorny to . . foresaid Cap? 
Barefoot did full Satisfaction receue, & Deliuered up to fore 
Said Langley two Bills of Cap? . . . Barefoots on Hen : 
Barcklet Amounting to y® uallew of thre Thousand or Thre 
Thousand fine hundred pounds of Sugr then this obligation 
to be uoyd & of none efect wittnes my hand & Scale y® 1^^ 
of August 1660 : otherwise this this Bill to stand m full force 
and uertue being the . . . Summe of Six Thousand pounds 
of Sug'' .... Tho : Langley. 

Test Brian Pendleton 
Henry Gale .... 
Huybrecht Matton : 
vera Copia transcribed out of the originall & y^'with Com- 
pared this 16**^ of August : 1660 : 

p Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 



To all to whom these gsents, shall come, Greeteing ; 
Know yee that Willia Hooke of Salesbury M'^chant, for & 
in Consideration of the some of fourty pounds sterlg to bee 
payd by John Allcocke of Gorgeana, In the prouince of 
Mayne, Planf : (In manner & forme expressed) In a bill 
given by the sd Jo" Allcocke, beareing the Date of these 
psents, as alsoe for diuerse other good Causes, & 
Hook Considerations, him the sd William Hooke, there 

To 

Aicock vnto espetially Moueing, hath given, granted, 

barganed, sould, Enfeffed, & Confirmed, & by 
these psents do giue, grant, bargan, sell, Enfeffe, & Con- 
firme vnto the sd Jo" Allcocke, his heyres, & Assigns, all 
that his dwelling house, &> fejld y^vnto Adioyneing, scituate 
lijng& being in Gorgeana aforesd, with fiuety Acers of Land 



Paet I, FoL. 98, 99. 

Neare Adiacent [99] to the sd house, & fiuety Acers more, 
Neare the Marshes In Gorgeana aforesd/ The sd hundred 
Acers of Land, to bee sett out by the sd William Hooke or 
his Assigns, at or before the 25th day of Decemb"" next to- 
geather with all the right Title, & Interest, which hee the sd 
Willia : Hooke hath or out to haue, in or two the p^'misses 
(by vertue of Pattent, or otherwise) To haue & to hould the 
aforesd house, & land, & all & singular the p'"misses, with ap- 
purtenaces, vnto the sd John Allcocke, his heyres & assigns 
for euer, to the onely vsse, & behoofe of the sd Jo"^ Allcocke, 
his heyres & Assigns, Hee the sd John Allcocke, his heyres, 
& Assigns yejlding & paijng for the gmisses (yearely) vnto 
the sd William Hooke, his he3rres & Assigns six peence 
6d of the nine & Twenteth of Septemb*" : And the sd William 
Hooke, doth Couena* gmisse, and grant, for him his heyres, 
& Assigns, to & with the sd Jo" Allcocke, his hej^res, & 
Assigns, & with eOy of them, by these psents, that hee 
the sd Jo" Allcocke, his heyres, & Assignes, shall, & may 
from tyme to tyme, & at all tymes, hereafter, peaceably, 
and quietly haue, hould, occupie possesse, & Inioy the 
aforesd house & land & all & singular the pmisses, with ap- 
purteiices & eOy pt & pcell y^ of, with out the Lawfull lett, 
sujte, trouble, deniall, Euiction, or expulsion, of the sd 
Willi : Hooke, his heyres or Assigns, or by any other p^'son, 
or psons w*soeuer, lawfully Claymeing the p^misses, or any 
part, or pcell thereof, In from by or vnder him, or any of 
them ; In witnesse w^'of the sd Willia : Hooke hath here vnto 
sett his hand, & scale, the sixteenth day of June Anno : 
DomS : 1643 : William Hooke (^^«^) 

Sealed & deliuered 

In the f^sence of vs/ 

Koger Garde Vera Copia of this Deede of sayle 

Edw : Johnsone/ transcribed out of the Originall & 

there with Compared this 16th 
day of August 1660 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 99. 

July : 2*^ : 60 

The Deposition of Jonas Balie aged 53 yeares, or y^ 

abouts, being sworne sayth, that this Deponent 

eposi on being seruant to Mr Trelany, about 20 yeares 

Jonas agone, & since that tyme I did Cutt grasse on 

Mr Trelanys Accomp* by Mr Jo° Winters 

order, vpon the great Marsh, vpon the North west arme, on 

Michaell Maddivers side, on surrwinke River, both below, & 

aboue the place, w^ there now is a Rayled fence, which is 

reputed to bee the sd Maddivers fence/ & further sayth not/ 

Taken vpon oath In Court July : 5 : 60 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

The deposition of John Bouden, June : 18**^ 1660 : 
This Deponent sayth that w'^ Mr Jordan went to giue 
Michaell Maddiver possession, of his Lott in spurwincke 
Riuer, this Deponent heard Mr Jordan say to Ambrose Bo- 
den, whither will you take your land, vpward, or downeward 
by the Riuer, & Ambrose Boden sayd, hee would haue 
nothing to do vp the Riuer, but hee would begine at a 
withthy bush, & take his land downeward, soe hee had his 
Choyse, & was Contented/ 

Taken before mee Robert Booth Coinissio'" : 

The Deposition of Phillip Hatch, being sworne, sayth this 
Deponent liueing with Mr John Winter, about 22 years 
agone, y*^ to his knowledge Mr John Winter, In reference to 
his owne Title, & Mr Trelawnys, did seuerall yeares Mow, 
& make vsse of all that Marsh lijng on both sides surrwinke 
Riuer, soe fare as hee had Cause to Improue it/ Dated 
July : 6 : 60 : 

Taken vpon oath, before mee Edw : Rishworth/ 

Mr Robert : lordan sworne, aged 49 yeares, sayth that 
about seauen years since or y^ abouts, hee gaue possession 
vnto Ambrose Boden Junjo% of a Certen percell of Land, 



Part I, Fol. 99, 100. 

vpon the westerne side of Spurwinke Riuer, Contayneing 
two hundred Acers vpon a square ; begineing at a willow 
bush, by a spring, & to goe from thence, downe y^ sd Riuer, 
vntill his Conplement, was Compleated, & further sayth not/ 
Taken before mee the j : July : 60 

Henery Joclein Assot[iate] 

A true Coppy of these foure Depositions aboue written, 
taken out of there originalls & y^ with Compared, this 
7th : Sepb^ : 1660 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[100] This Indenture made the 29*^ of OctoV : 1660 
betweene Mis EUner Hooke the relict Widdow of of Cap^ : 
Walter Norton, & the Relict Widdow of Mr William Hooke 
deceased in the County of Norfocke on the one part, & Cap* 
Thomas Clarke of Boston M^chant : In the County of Suf- 
focke on the other part, Witnesseth that the sd Ellner 
Hooke, for & in Consideration of the summe of fourty fiue 
pounds, & security giuen her for the true payment of the 
same, doth acknowledg her selfe to bee fully satisfyd. And 
the sd Ellner Hooke being Impoured by the Generall Court 
held at Boston the 9*^ : of June : 1655 : to make sayle of 
such Lands at Accamenticus, now yorke that haue beene 
formerly appropriated to Cap* : Norton heretofore her hus- 
band, & alsoe Impoured by her sunn Mr Willia : Hooke, by 
his Letter of Atturney hath granted, alined, barganed sould 
& Confirmed, & by these psents do Clearely & absolutely, 
grant. Alien, bargane sell & Confirme, vnto y® sayd Thomas 
Clarke & his heyres fiuety Acers of Vpland & twelue Acers 
of Meddow situate & being in the Townshipe of Yorke, now 
in y® Teno^ or occupation of Ellner Hooke, the Meddow 
lijng along by the Riuer, & y^ Vpland Joyneing to it, being 
by Estimation more or lesse, & all other Right title & Inter- 
est, that I haue in all the Land & Meddow that is Called by 



Part I, Fol. 100. 

the Xame of Mis Hookes : or any other Pattentt Right from 
Cap? : Norton in the Towne of yorke ; To haue & to hould 
the sd fiuety Acers of Vpland, & twelue Acers of Med do w, 
& all other the p'^misses with y^ appurtenances before by 
these psents barganed, & sould or mentioned, or Intended to 
bee y^'by granted, aliened, barganed, sould, & Confirmed, & 
every part & pcell y^'of vnto the sd Thomas Clarke, & to his 
heyres & Assigns, to y^ only pper vsse & behoofe of the sd 
Thomas Clarke, his heyres & Assigns for euer/ In witnesse 
here of I the sd Ellner Hooke, haue here vnto sett my hand 
& seale, the day & yeare aboue written/ 
Signed, sealed, & Deliuerd. Ellner (g^^f^) Hooke/ 

In the psence of vs This Instrument aboue 

Samell Hall/ written was Acknowledged 

by Mis Ellner Hooke to bee 
her Act & Deede the 29th: 
Octob'' : 60 : before mee 

Jo" Endecott Gouey 

A true Coppy of this bill of sayle, transcribed out of y*" 

originall, & y'" with Compared this 16 : day of Noveb^ : 1660 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These psents doe witnesse that I Richard Burgesse forffily 
of Gorgeana now of Yorke, do acknowledg that I haue 
sould & doe sell, vnto Edw : Rishworth, my soole right & 
Interest of a small house & Land belonging y'" vnto, situate 
& being neare vnto the water side adioyneing to the souther- 
most end of that land which fornily was Sampson Anger' : 
next Adioyneing to ould William Dixons Lott, wheare hee 
now liueth, with all the priuiledges y^'to belonging. Which 
house & ground. In Consideration of a valewable some 
seuerall years agone Receaud by mee of the sd Rishworth, I 
the sd Burgesse do fully giue assigne & Confirme to the sd 



Part I, Fol. 100, 101. 

Edw : Eishworth, to his heyres & assignes for euer/ Wit- 
nesse my hand this 14*^ day of DecemV : 1660 : 
Signed & Deliuered Kichard Burgesse 

in the fsence of/ his Marke R B 

Arthur Bragdon his Marke A 
Mary Bragdon her Marke M 
Vera Copia, transcribed out of y^ originall, & y^ with Com- 
pared this 14th : Decemb^ : 60 : p Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 



Witnesse these psents, that I Mr William Hooke of 
Sawlesbury M^'chant : do giue grant, assigne, & sett ouer 
vnto Mr Hene : Norton of Gorgeana Thirty acers of Land 
scituate, lijng & being in Gorgeana aforesd, next Adiacent 
to the river side vp the sd river North west, which may or 
shall bee within my divident : And I doe order, & giue 
pouer vnto the sd Mr Henery to take one or more with him, 
& measure out thirty acers of Land within my diuident, & 
w^ the sd Hene : Norton shall find it most Convenejnt for his 
vsse/ In witnesse w'^of I haue here vnto sett my hand 
July : 20*^ : 1650 : 

Witnesse/ William Hooke/ 

John Davesse/ A true Coppy taken out of 

the originall, & y with Com- 
pared this 24 : DecemV : 60 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[101] Witnesse these gsents, that I John Pearse of Yorke 
fisherman. In Consideration of Twelue pounds tenn shillings 
already receaued of John Cirmihill of the sd Towne, do giue, 
grant, assigne & Confirme vnto the sd Chirmihill, my soole 
right & Interest of an house, with a Certen Tract of Land 
app^'tayneing there vnto, with all the priuiledges, & appur- 
tenances belonging to it, according to the Tenour of the 



iv 



Part I, Fol. 101. 

same grant, for quality & proportion of Land that I the sd 
Pearse bought of Edw : Rishworth of the Towne of yorke, 
according to a bill of sayle by him granted to mee, & Re- 
corded, as doth & may appeare beareing date the Ninth of 
Decemb'' : 1653 : Which house & vpland, I doe grant, ratify, 
and Confirme vpon Considerations aboue specify d, vnto the 
sd John Cirmihill, to his heyres, & assignes for euer/ Wit- 
nesse my hand & scale, here vnto affixed, this 26 : day of 
Decemb^ : 1660 : 

Signed sealed & Deliued John Pearse his Marke P 

In the Psence of/ ' f^J^?,) 

Edw : Rishworth/ This bill of sayle acknowledged 

Danjell Dill his Marke by John Pearse, to bee his 

Act & Deede this 26 : day of 
DecemV : 60 : before mee, 
Edw : Rishworth Assotiate/ 
vera Copia, of this bill of sayle, trans- 
cribed out of the originall, & there with 
Compared, & Recorded, this 21^^' : Decemb'^ : 60 : 

p Edw : Rishworth/ Record : 



Know all men by these psents, that I Mr William Hooke 
M^'chant dwelling in Sawlesbury in New England, doth giue 
grant & Confirme vnto Mr John Gouch of Gorgeana, & 
Peter Wyre of the aforesd Gorgeana, to there heyres & as- 
signes for euer, fourty Acers of Land begining at the side of 
the little River, on this side of Cape Nuddocke beach, y* is 
to say Twenty Acers to Mr Jo" Gouch, & Twenty Acers I 
do giue vnto the aforesd Peter Wyre/ Witnesse my hand 
& scale this 1$ Eighteenth day of OctoV : 1644 : 

Witnesse Hene : Donell Marke yL£J William Hooke 

vera Copia trans- (^J^e) 

cribed out of the originall 

& j"" with Compared this 

25 Janv ; 60 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 101. 

Know all men by these gsents, that I Mr William Hooke 

M'chant dwelling in Sawlesbury in New England doth giue, 

grant, & Confirme vnto John Gouch Jujo"" of Gorgeana to 

his heyres & Assigns for euer, tenn Acers of land Next to 

the aforesd fourty Acers of Land, which I haue giuen vnto 

Mr John Gouch, & Peter Wyre/ Witnesse my hand & 

scale this 18*^ ^j^y of Octob^ : 1644/ William Hooke 

Witnesse/ (^e^L) 

Hene : Donell Janvary : vera Copia transcribed out 

his Marke JL/) 25 : 60 : of y^ origin all & there with 

Compared 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



July : 19 : 1645 
W^as William Hooke Gentle : one of the Pattentees of 
Gorgeana vpon the River of Agamenticus did order Hene : 
Sympson of Gorgeana to lay out a Certen pcell of Lands, 
to the partys hereafter Named : These are y^fore to Wit- 
nesse & testify, that I Hene : Sympson haue as Atturney of 
the sd William Hooke layd out twenty Acers to Abraham 
Preble, & Twenty Acers to Jo" Twisden, & Twenty Acers 
to Richd Bankes all vpland Adioyneing to the Meddows, & 
next to the fiuety Acers of John Allcocke/ In testimony 
w'of I the sd Henery Sympson haue here vnto sett my hand 
the day & yeare aboue written/ 

Witnessed by mee Henery /^£ Sympson 

Joseph Hull/ 
Agnes Hull/ 
The Land aboue mentioned I William Hooke, do grant 
vnto Abraham Preble, John Twisden, Richd Bankes, if it 
bee laid out of y* Land, which is William Hookes or Tho: 
Hookes or Gyles Ellbridgs/ 

William Hooke/ 
Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall, & there with 
Compared this 28^^'^ day of Janvary : 1660 : 

p Edw ; Rishworth Re : Cor ; 






Part I, Fol. 101, 102. 

W^as there is a Necke of Land at or neare to the mouth 
of Sacoe River, formerly bought of Mr Robert lordan by 
Cap* : Brian Pendleton, & Capf : Roger Spencer togeather 
with two Islands, knowne by the name of wood Hand & 
Gibbines Hand, for a ualewable Consideration by Joynt pur- 
chase as by a firme deed appeareth, & other testimony s, & 
Legall possession which wee now Inioy ; Now know all 
whom It may concerne that I Roger Spencer now resident 
vpon the aforesd Necke of Land att Sacoe, for & in Consid- 
eration ot the soine of sixty pounds stertg : in hand receaued 
from the sd Briane Pendleton before the Ensealing & Deliu- 
ery hereof, haue barganed & sould, & do by these psents 
bargane sell aliene assigne, & sett ouer vnto the sd Bryan 
Pendleton, his hey res executors Administrators or assigns 
for euer, the Moiety, & one halfe part of [102] the aforesd 
Necke of Land, with the Moiety of the sd Hands, togeather 
with all the houses gardens Orchyards vpon the sd Necke 
of Land, with all the priuiledges & appurtenances there vnto 
belonging, or appertayeing to haue & to hould, & quietly to 
Inioy all the aforesd barganed p^'misses to him the sd Pendle- 
ton, his hey res or Assigns for ever, with all the right title & 
Interest, belonging vnto the sd Spencer, & the sd Roger 
Spencer, for him selfe, his heyres, executors & Administra- 
tors doth herel^y promisse, to warrant & defend the Title 
thereof, aganst all mailer of psons whatsoeuer, from by or 
vnder him the sd Spencer, further promissing to runne a 
part of the Risgoe, & Hazard, In Case y"" sd Necke of Land 
or Hands shall be recouered out of the hands of Briane Pen- 
dleton aforesd, or out of the hands of his heyres or assigns, 
by Leefe* : William Phillips, or any other pson with in the 
Tearme of three Yeares from the date hereof/ Moreouer 
the sd Roger Spencer doth by these psents bind & obleige 
him selfe vnto the sd Briane Pendleton his heyres or Assigns 
in the some of thyrty pounds stertg : to procure his the sd 
Spencers wife to yejld vp her Right in the all before bar- 
ganed p^'misses, vnto all & euery the Articles, Clawses & 



Part I, Fol. 102. 

Agreements that are to bee pformed, by the abouesd Roger 
Spencer, vnto the sd Pendleton, the sd Spencer doth by 
these psents, bind him selfe his heyres executors & Adminis- 
trators vnto the sd Brian Pendleton, his heyres executors & 
Assigns/ In Witnesse w^of hath herevnto sett his hand, & 
scale this 30*^ : of June 1660 : 

Signed & Deliuered Roger Spencer (ge£e) 

In the psence of vs/ This Deede was 

Thomas Clarke/ Acknowledged according to 

Edw : Hutchinson/ law this 9th : 5*^ : 60 : 

before me Humphrey 
Atharton/ 

This j : day of May Anno DomS 1661 I do 
Pendleton assigne vnto Leef ^ : Will : Phillips of Saco all 

Phillips niy right Title Interest, propriety or Concerents 

I haue, or may haue by y^ Instrument, or anie 
article or Clause y^in Contayed/ In witnes I subscribe my 
name, & make my Acknowledge* die predicto/ 
In p^sence of us Bryan 

Hen : Joclein Pendleton/ 

Robert Jordan 
Yera Copia transcribed out of the original & there with Com- 
pared this 2und of Febru : 1660 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these {isents, that I Ryce Thomasse 
of Kittery husbandman, for & in Consideration of the some 
of Twenty pounds, in hand payd by Cap* : Bryan Pendleton 
of Portsmouth In New England M^'chant : w^with I acknowl- 
edge my selfe fully satisfyd, do acknowledge to haue bar- 
ganed & sould, & do by these psents bargane & sell alline 
assigne & sett ouer vnto the sd Cap* : Bryan Pendleton, his 
heyres, executors & assignes for euer a Certen Necke of 



Part I, Fol. 102. 



Land, Scituate & being with in Spruse Cricke In the Towne- 
shipp of Kittery, & is lijng on y^ south west side of y^ sd 
Cricke & on the further side of the Cricke that runnes in 
behind the house of Mr Hugh Gunnisson deceased, togeather 
with all the appurtenances, & priuiledges there vnto belong- 
ing, & granted to the sd Rice Thommasse, by the select 
Townesmen of Kittery, aforesd/ And I the sd Rice Tom- 
masse doe hereby promisse to defend the Title y of, & make 
good y^ sd Grant : vnto the sd Brian Pendleton, & his heyres 
or assigns, & here vnto I bind myne heyres & executors In 
witnesse w'^of I haue here vnto sett mine hand, & scale this 
foureteenth of Septemb^ : One thousand six hundred & 
sixty/ 1660: 

Signed sealed & Deliuerd/ The marke of 

In the psence of vs/ rVy 

lames Pendleton/ I^ice Thomasse ^y (seaie) 

Joseph Hastinges/ ^ 

This Instrument aboue written, was 

Acknowledged to bee y^ Act & deed of Rice 
Thommasse the 4th of Decemb^ : 1660 : 
Before mee Elyas Styleman Coinissio'*/ 
Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall & y"" with Com- 
pared this 4th Febru : 1660 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



AV'as wee the Major & other Inhabitants of the Borrough 
of Clifton Dartmouth Hardnes, In the County of Deavon, 
who haue here vnto subscribed our names, are Certenly 
Informed y* Robert Champion Carpenter, sometyme Inhabi- 
tant in this Towne, & late of Pischataqua In the Coloney of 
New England, lately died in New England aforesd. These 
are to Certifie vnto all whome it may Concerne, that at the 
tyme of his death, hee had a wife & children, & yett resi- 
dent and dwelling with in this Burrough, & that shee is a very 



Part I, Fol. 102, 103. 

poore woman, & to bee commisserated in respect of her hus- 
bands absence from her by the space of seaven yeares, last 
past or there abouts ; Duremg all which tyme shee had noe 
manner of releife or subsistence from him (as wee haue 
beene Credebly Informed) Therefore these are to desire all 
whome it may Concerne that such moneys or goods as 
belonged vnto the sd Robert Champion at the tyme of his 
death, & w°h are in the hands of any pson or psons in New 
England, or else w^ may bee payd & Deliuerd over, vnto 
Elizabeth the widdow & Relict of the sd Robert : Champion, 
her Atturney of Assignes, shee or they glueing such releases, 
or discharges for the same, as shall bee requisite/ Given 
vnder our hands at the Borrough aforesd, this Last day of 
Septemb^ : 1659 : Aiio Domi : 

walfage Major/ [103] 

Edw : Spurwaye/ Geo : Kymycott/ Law : Wheeler/ 
John Pley/ John Hayne/ Allen Geare Minister 

Ambros Mudd/ George Diggone 

Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall, & y'' with Com- 
pared this 16 : March : 1660/ 

p Edw : Rishworth Re Cor : 

Dartmouth 2 OctoV : 1659 : 
For Cap* : Francis Champnowne these psent In Pischataqua 

In New England/ 
Sir// ^ 

Being informed by some frejnds of the decease of my 
husband Robert Champion in New England, & belejue y'^ 
may bee somewhat left of his gettings, since hee lined in y* 
Countrey ; my selfe his wife haueing had nothing from him, 
towards the mantenance of mee & children, his being there 
which is about seaven yeares ; Desire you would bee pleased 
to Consider the Case of a poore widdow woman, & do soe 
much for her, as to gett for mee w* may bee had. If any 
thing left of my deseased husbands gettings, for y^ receaue- 
ing of which haue sent a letter of Atturney with a Certificate 



Paet I, FoL. 103. 

vnder seuerall hands, to Confirme & ratify that I am the wife 
of the sayd Eobert Champion/ In doeing of which, I shall 
bee euer bomid to pray for you, & remajne/ 
, , . ... , Your poore serua* 

pray you bee pleasd to writte mee when ^ 

my husband did die Elizabeth Champiou 

Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall, & there Ayith 
Compared word for word, this 18*^ : March : 1660 : 

p Edward Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Know all men by these psents that I Elizabeth Champion 
now liueing in Dartmouth in the County of Deavon, being 
the Widdow & relict of Robert Champion late of Pischataqua, 
with in the Coloney of ^ew England Carpenter deceased, 
haue Constituted, deputed, ordayned, athorized & in my 
place & stead putt, & by these psents doe Constitute depute 
ordayne, authorize, & in m}^ place & steade putt my trasty & 
wellbeloued frejnd, Francis Champnoone Gentle : now liue- 
ing in or neare Pischatacfj aforesd, to bee my true & lawfull 
Atturney for mee, & in my name & steade, & to my vsse to 
aske deinand & receaue of any pson or psons w^soeuer, all 
such moneys & goods, as anie such pson or psons, did ow 
vnto or had belonging to the sd Rol)ert Champion at the 
tyme of his death, & w^^h now properly belongs vnto mee 
the sd Elizabeth his widdow and Administratrix ; And vpon 
anie deneyall & refusall of payment, or satisfaction for such 
money or goods. It shall & may bee lawfull for my sd Attur- 
ney to sue Arrest, Implead and Imprison, such pson or psons 
for the same. And vpon payment & satisfaction to 1)ee 
made, him & y™ out of pryson, to deliuer, & to scale & de- 
liuer any Accquittances, releases or other discharges requi- 
site to bee given for the same, & finally for mee & in my 
name to do & Execute all & every other act & thing w^soeu- 
er, necessary & expedient to bee done, in & about the pmisses, 
all which I do & will hereby ratify approue & Confirme to bee 
as good & oefiectuall as If I were psonally psent at the doeing 
thereof/ In witnesse w^'of I haue here vnto sett my hand & 



Part I, Fol. 103. 

seale even the last day of Septem'''' in the yeare of our Lord 
God one thousand six hundred fiuety Nine/ 1659 : 

Sealed & Deliuerd in the psence of, The marke of 
John Brooking/ Elizabeth 

Will: Brooking/ E C (,J,Te) 

John Tucker/ Campion/ 

Richd English Notar : public' : 
Vera Copia, transcribed out of the originall & there with 
Compared word for word, this 18"' of March : 1660 : 

p Edw : Eishworth Ee : Cor : 



Keceaued this 16*^ day of Decemb'" : 1657 : by mee Eichard 
Tucker the Just some of one Thousand fiuety & foure pounds , 
& eleauen peence halfe pehy of Edw : Eishworth, Agent for 
Mr John Beex & Company, In seuerall pcells of English 
goods, moneys, & prouissions, as by Accompts doth appeare, 
for part w^'of I haue giuen him pticular receapts : I say Ee- 
ceaued the some of 1054 : 00 : 11^ of Edw : Eishworth ouer, 
& aboue, that one hundred & thyrteene pounds seauenteene 
shillings & 3 d w'^h I receaud of him in goods for Mr Eichd 
Lead^ his supply/ for y^ vsse of the Saw Mill of Mill of Mr 
John Beex & Companys, at Newgewanacke, vpon the bal- 
lance of all Accopts made vp betweene us from the 16*^ of 
Decemb 1655 : vnto the Date here of, by mee 

Eichard Tucker/ 
Signed in y^ gsence of. This receapt Attested by the 

Susanna Eishworth/ witnesses Susanna Eishworth & 

John X Crosse John Crosse vpon oath, to bee 

his marke Act & deed of Eichd Tucker, 

before mee this 10th : of Decemb^ : 58 : Abra : Preble 

vera Copia transcribed out of the originall & there with 
Compared this 22 : March : 60 : 

p Edw : Eishworth Ee : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 104. 

[104] Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents, that I 
Edward Hayes do bind my selfe & my heyres to pay or 
Cause to bee payd vpon deinand, the some of Twenty one 
pomids, thirteene shillings eight peence sterling ; vnto waiter 
Barefoote or his assignes, the sd some being due to the sayd 
Barefoote, for that valew of goods formerly receaud by mee 
the sa3^d Hayes, & this sd some the full ballance of Ac- 
compts/ witnesse my hand this 3d of OctoV : 1660 : 

Testes The E H Marke 

Rowland Flansall, of Edward Hayes/ 

The marke of "T vera Copia transcribed out of the 
James Wiggins/ 7* originall & y'^with Compared this 
«/ 22: March: 1660 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Rowland Flansall being an euidence to this bill aboue 
written doth Attest vpon oath y* hee was psent & see Edw : 
Hayes subscribe his hand or marke there vnto this 22th of 
March : 60 : 

Taken vpon oath before mee Edw : Rish worth, Assote 



These psents witnesseth, that I George Cleeue of Falmouth 
Gentlem : In New England, haue given granted, barganed & 
sould, & by these psents do grant sell & Confirme vnto 
Thomas Skilling his heyres & assignes for euer, fine & fiuety 
Acers of Land togeather lijng in Cascoe bay, & In the backe 
Coue, &, at the water side, the south westwardly bounds y^of 
to begin e at the bounds of George IngersoUs, & from thence 
home to the bounds of Richd Tucker, being fine & fiuety 
pooles by the water side, & soe on that breadth North west- 
wardly into the Woods, eight scoore pools vntill the 55 Acers 
bee ended : for & in Consideration of the some of fine & 
fiuety shillings to mee in hand payd, before the sealing & 
Deliuery hereof, & alsoe for the yearely rent of Twelue 



Part I, Fol. 104. 

peence, for odg days worke for one man euery yeare for 
euer, for all seruices & demands, the days work to bee payd 
at any tyme of the yeare vpon or after six dayes warneing, 
given by the sd Cleeue or his assigns, & the 12 d to bee payd 
on the fine & Twenteth day of March every yeare for euer ; 
To haue & to hould all y^ sd Land, with all the Tymber 
Trees, & vnder woods thereon growing, to him the sd 
Thomas Skilling, his heyres & Assigns, from mee my heyres 
& Assigns for euer, for the rent & semises abouesd, & I the 
sd George Cleeue do Coueiit & promisse to & with the sd 
Thomas Skilling & his aforesayds, that I the sd Cleeue & 
my aforesayds, shall & will defend & keepe harmelesse, & by 
law mantayne the sd Skilling & his aforesds aganst all psons 
w^soeuer, that doth or may lay Clay me to the sd Land or 
any part thereof, & alsoe I the sd George Cleeue, do coue- 
nant & promisse to & with the sd Skilling, that I will seale 
& Deliuer vnto him or his aforesds anie other Deede in 
wrighting, according as his Counsell Learned in the Law 
shall devise, aduise, or require at any tyme hereafter, for y^ 
sure makeing of the sd p^'misses, to him or his according to 
the true meaning hereof/ In witnesse hereof I the sd Geo : 
Cleeue haue here vnto putt my hand & seale this 25"' day 
of March 1658 : Geo : Cleeue (J^^^) 

Witnesse/ John Phillips/ 

George Munioy/ This Instrument aboue written 

is acknowledged by Mr Geo : 
Cleeue to bee his Act & Deede this 
i66j 4th of Aprill : 61 : before me 

Edw : Eishworth Assotiate/ 
vera Copia, transcribed out of the originall this 

14th : Aprill : 61 : & there with Compared/ 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 104. 

These psents witnesseth that I Greorge Cleeue of Fahnouth 
in New England Gentle : haue given granted barganed & sould, 
& by these psents do grant sell & Confirme vnto Humphrey 
Durrum, his heyres and assigns for euer, fiuety Acers of 
Land In Cascoe bay lijng in the backe Coue at the water 
side, the south wester bounds thereof, to begine Close by 
the bounds of Nathanjell Mitton, & soe by the water side 
home to the bounds of Phineas Rider, being 50 pooles & 
from y^ sd bounds of Mitton & Rider to runne vpon that 
breadth, into the woods North Westwardly eight scoore 
pooles, vntill the sd Fiuety acers bee Ended : for & in Con- 
sideration of the some of fiuety shillings to mee in hand 
payd, before the sealing & Deliuery hereof, & alsoe for the 
yearely rent of Twelue peece, & one dayes worke for one 
man etiy yeare, for all sceruice & deinands, the sd dayes 
worke to bee payd at any ty[me] of the yeare vpon or after 
six dayes warneing, given by the sd Cleeue or his assigns, & 
the 12 d to bee payd vpon the fiue & twenteth day of March 
euery yeare for euer/ To haue & to hould all the sd Lands, 
with all the sd Tymber Trees & vnderwoods thereon grow- 
ing to him the sd Humphrey his heyres & assigns, from mee 
the sd Cleeues, my heyres & assignes for euer, for the rents 
& seruices abouesd, & I the sd George Cleeue do Couenant, 
& promisse to & with y* sd Humphrey his heyres & assigns, 
y* I the sd Cleeue & my aforesds, shall & will defend & 
keepe harmelesse, & by law mantayne the sd Durrum & his 
aforesds against all psons w*soeuer, y* do or may lay Clayme 
to the sd Lands or any part thereof, & alsoe I the sd Cleeue 
do couenant & promisse to & with the sd Durrum, that I 
will scale & Deliver vnto him, or his aforesds any other 
deeds in wrighting, according as his Counsell Learned in the 
Law, shall deuise, aduise, or require at any tyme hereafter, 
for the sure makeing of the sd demised p^misses, to him & 
his according to y^ Tenour and true meaning hereof/ In 



Part I, Fol. 104, 105. 

witnesse w^'of I the sd Geo : Cleeue haue [105] here vnto 
sett my hand & seale this 25^^ : of March 1658 : 

George Munioy/ George Cleeue 

Kichard Tucker/ (^i;,) 

I George Cleeue do acknowl- 
edge this Instrument aboue 
written to bee my Act & deede 
this 3d of Aprill 61 : before 
Edw : Rishworth Assotiate/ 
Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall this 17*^ : Aprill 
1661 : & there with Compared as Attests 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor ; 



These ^sents witnesseth that I Geo : Cleeue of Falmouth 
in New England Gentlem : haue given granted, barganed & 
sould, & by these psents do giue sell & Confirme, vnto 
George Ingersoll his heyres & assigns for euer, fine & fiuety 
Acers of Land togeather lijng in Cascoe bay In the backe 
Coue, & at the water side, the south westwardly bounds 
y^ of to begine at the bounds of Phyneas Rider, & from 
thence home to y^ bounds of Thomas Skilling, being fiue & 
fiuety pools by the water side & soe on that breadth, North 
westwardly in the woods eight scoore poole vntill the fiuety 
fiue Acers bee Ended : for & in Consideration of the some 
of fiuety fiue shillings to mee In hand payd before the signe- 
ing & Delivery hereof, & alsoe for the yearely rent of Twelue 
peence, & one dayes worke for one man euery yeare for euer, 
for all seruices & deinands : The days worke to bee payd any 
tyme of the yeare vpon or after six dayes warneing given by 
the sd Cleeue or his Assigns, & the twelue peence to bee 
payd vpon euery fiue & Twenteth day of March euery yeare 
for ever/ To haue & to hould all the sd Lands with all the 
Tymber Trees & vnder woods y'on growing to him the sd 
Geo : Ingersoll, his heyres & Assigns from mee the sd Geo : 
Cleeue my heyres & assigns for ever, for the Rent & ser- 



Part I, Fol. 105. 

uices abouesd, & I the sd Geo : Cleeue do Covenant &, prom- 
isse to & with the sd Geo : Ingersoll & his aforesds, that I 
the sd Geo : Cleeue & my aforesds shall & will defend & 
keepe harmelesse & by law Mantayne the sd Ingarsoll & his 
aforesds against all psons w^soener, y* do or may lay Clayme 
vnto y^ sd Lands or any part y"" of/ And alsoe I the sd Geo : 
Cleeue do Couenant & promisse to & with the sd Ingarsoll, 
that I will seale & deliver vnto him or his aforesds any 
other deeds In wrighting, according as his Counsell Learned 
in the Law shall devise aduise or require at any tyme here- 
after, for the sure makeing of the sd p^'misses, to him & his, 
according to y^ true meaning hereof/ In witnesse w'of I 
the sd Geo : Cleeue haue here vnto putt my hand & seale 
this 25*^ day of March : 1658 : 

Witnesse/ Geo : Cleeue (g^^J^) 

John Phillips/ I Geo : Cleeue do acknowledge 
George Munioy/ this Instrument al^oue written, 
to bee my Act & deede this 3d 
of Aprill 61 : before me 
Edw : Rishworth Assotiate/ 
Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall this 18"' : Aprill : 
1661 : & there with Compared as Attests/ 

Edw : Pish worth Pe Cor : 



These gsents witnesseth, that I George Cleeue of Falmouth 
in New England Gentle : haue given granted barganed & 
sould, & by these psents do grant sell & Confirme vnto 
Phinais Pider his heyres & Assigns for euer, fiue & fiuety 
Acers of Land togeather lijng in Cascoe bay, & in y^ backe 
Coue, & at the water side, the south westwardly bounds y^of 
to begine at the bounds of Vmphrey Durrum, & from thence 
home to y^ boiids of Geo : Ingarsoll being fiue & fiuety 
pools by the water side, & soe on y* breadth North West- 
wardly into the woods eight scoore poole vntill the 55 Acers 
bee Ended : for & in Consideration of y® some of fiue & 
fiuety shillings in hand payd before the sealeing & delivery 



Part I, Fol. 105, 106. 

here of, & alsoe for the yearely rent of Twelue peence, & 
one dayes worke for one man euery yeare, for euer, for all 
seruices & demands, the dayes worke to bee payd at any 
tyme of y® yeare vpon or after six days warneing, given by 
the sd Cleeue or his assigns, & the 12d to bee payd vpon 
every fine & Twenteth day of March, every yeare for ever ; 
To haue & to hould all the sd Lands, with all the Tymber 
trees & vnderwoods theron growing, to him the sd Phinaes 
Rider his heyres & Assigns, from mee the sd Cleeue my 
heyres & assigns for ever, for the rent & service abouesd, &> 
I the sd Cleeue do Covenant & promisse to & with the sd 
Rider & his aforesds, that I the sayd Cleeue & my aforesds, 
shall & will defend & keepe harmelesse, & by law mantayne 
the sd Rider & his aforesds, aganst all psons w*soeuer, that 
do or may lay Clayme to the sd Land or any part y^'of, & 
alsoe I the sd Cleeue do Coueii* : & promisse to & with the 
sd Rider, that I will scale & deliver vnto him or his aforesds 
any other deede in wrighting, according as his Counsell 
Learned in the law shall devise aduise or require, at any 
tyme hereafter for the sure makeing of y^ sayd [106] 
p^misses to him & his, according to the Tenour & true 
meaneing hereof/ In witnesse hereof I the sd Geo : Cleeue 
haue herevnto putt my hand & scale this 25"' day of 
March 1658 : 

Witnesse, George Cleeue (geaie) 

John Phillips/ I George Cleeue do acknowledge 
George Munioy/ this Instrument aboue written to bee 
my Act & deede this 3d of Aprill 
61 : before mee Edw : Rishworth/ 
Vera Copia, taken out of the originall, this 19*^ : of Aprill : 
61 : & there with Compared p Edw : Rishworth ReCor : 

Falmouth in Cascoe Bay this Twenty eight of Septemb"" : 59 : 

Wee whose Names are here vnderwritten, did see Mr Geo : 

Cleeue deliuer a Turffe of the earth, & a Twigg in it, vnto 



Part I, Fol. 106. 

Mr John Phillips in the behalfe of all the Lands & p'misses 
with in mentioned as Witnesse o'" hands/ 
Wituesse/ John Winter/ 

The Markey^^i— of Richd Morten/ 

The Marke of Ralph Turner/ 

George Munioy/ 

This W^ of August 1660 : Mr 
Geo : Munioy Attesteth to the 
treuth aboue written before 
mee Rob* : Jordan Assotiate/ 

Know all men by these psents y* I Richd Tucker do Con- 
sent to the sayle of Mr Geo : Cleeues made to Mr Phillips 
for the poyt of Land with in expressed, & do also Consent 
y* Mr Phillips shall goe from the Coue next Mr Cleeues his 
Corne fejld right ouer vpon a streight L3^ne to 
FoAo y*^ ^^ack Coue or bay towards Geo : Lewis his 

Lott, which is some part of the Lands belonging 
to mee the sd Tucker, w4i I Conceaue will take in part of a 
little swampe neare the back Coue, & as I Conceaue In quan- 
tity of Land about fiuet}^ Acers or there abouts, not exceed- 
ing more/ Witnesse my hand this 15*'^ of August 1656 : 
p me Richd Tucker/ 
Taken before mee & acknowledged to bee his Act & deede, 

this 15*^ of August 1660 : p me Henery Joclein/ Assotiate/ 
Vera Copia, transcri])ed out of the originall, this 20"' of 

Aprill : 61 : & y"" with Compared vidz* : of those Two Acts 

aboue written/ as Attests, Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

This quantity of Land is to goe from the Coue next Mr 
Cleeues his Corne fejld, vpon a streight Lyne to the nearest 
or next place of the backe Coue towards George Cleeue his 
Lott/ Richard Tucker/ vera Copia Edw : Rishworth/ 



__ Pakt I, FoL. 106. 

This Indenture made the Twenty foure of August 1660 : 
In the first yeare of the Reigne of our soueraigne Lord, King 
Charles by the grace of god, King of England, Scottland, 
France, & Ireland Defend"" of y® faith &c Witnesseth that I 
Robert Jordan of Spurwinke, Now Called Falmouth in y® 
County of Yorke Gentlem : do by these psents giue grant, 
bargan & sell, & by these jpsents do giue grant bargan & 
sell vnto George Munioy, now of Falmouth aforesd Mariner, 
a Certen pcell of Land, Contayeing tenn Acers Lijng & being 
in Cascoe bay called Falmouth aforesd Neare vnto the now 
dwelling house of Mr Geo : Cleeues, w"" the sd Munioy shall 
make choyse of, not exceeding Twenty poole Northwards 
Easterly by the water side from a New frame now sett vp, 
by John Phillips on the Necke of Land ; In Consideration 
of w^h I do acknowledge, to haue Recead of the sd Munioy 
one shilling in full satisfaction : To haue & to hould all & 
singular the aforesd p^'misses, from mee the sd lordan mine 
heyres, executors Administrators & assignes, to warrant & 
defend the same, & from Mr Robert Trelawnie, his executors 
Administrators or assignes, & from any pson or psons w^so- 
euer laijng anie Clayme or Interest to the p^misses, from him 
y® sd Geo : Munioy his executors Administrators or assignes, 
& do further Co vena* & promisse with him the sd Munioy, 
to give & make over any further deede or grant vnto the sd 
Munioy, or his order according to Law, for the Confirmation 
of the p'misses, & for the pformance of all & singular the 
pmisses, I haue here vnto sett my hand & scale the day & 
yeare aboue written/ 

Witnesse John Guye/ Robert : lordan/ (gelie) 

Francis Neale/ Vera Copia transcribed out of the 

originall & there with Compared 
this 20"^ of AprUl: 1661: as 
Attests/ 



Part I, Fol. 106, 107. 

Certen Lands granted & Layd out by us whose names are 
here vnderwritten, by order of the Towne of Yorke, vnto 
seuerall psons following, this 22"' 
20*^ of April : 1661 : 

Layd out vnto Edw : Rishworth a Certen Tract of Vpland 
Contayneing y® quantity of seaventy foure Acers/ The first 
bounds w^of begines at a Marked tree, at the North East 
Corner of Nathaniell Maystersons fence, & soe to runne 
North North East vntill it Cometh vnto the bounds of Mr 
Webbs, Cap* : Clarkes & Edw : Rishworths oxe pasture, & 
from thence to runne Cleare from the sd bounds, thirty pools 
Nore North West, vntill it come agajne to the Norethermost 
part of the aforesd bounds, & from thence to runne in length 
vntill 160 or eight score pooles bee Compleated : [107] from 
the first bounds ; And in breadth at the furthermost ])ounds, 
to runne West North west till sixety 60 fine pooles bee 
runue out/ & from the first l)ounds to runne ninety fine 
pooles in breadth, along Ijy Nathaniell ]Ma3"stersons fence/ 
w'^h Land lijeth on the Necke, of Land, Comanly Called Mr 
Gorges Necke, Adioyneing to the sd Edw : Rishworths home 
Lott Contayeing Thirty Acers/ 

Layd out vnto Mathew Austine, a Certen Tract of Land 
Adioyneing to his home Lot, bounded with Cap* Clarkes oxe 
pasture, on the North East side, & on the south west side 
bounded by Edward Rishworths & Nathanill Maystersons 
Lotts, being fourty pooles in breadth, & eighty pooles in 
Length/ 

Layd out into Henery Say word, fiuety Acers of Vpland, 
eighty pooles in breadth from his former bounds. East, & 
one hundred pooles in length, runneing due south/ 

Layed out vnto William Johnson, thirty Acers of Vpland, 
tenn w^'of was granted to him before/ lijng West from the 
little hy way bridge, next adioyneing to John Twisdens Lott, 



Part I, Fol. 107. 

Twenty seaven pooles to the bounds of Hene : Say words lott, 
and from thence North one hundred & twenty pooles/ 

John Davesse 
Hene : Donell 

his marke J-O 
vera Copia transcribed out Henery Sayword/ 

of the originall,& y^'with by order of y^ Towne of Yorke/ 

Compared this : 23 : of 

Aprill 1661 : p Edw : Eishworth Re ; Cor : 



Know all men by these psents, that I John Wakefejld, 
now of Scarbrough, then of Wells, both in the County of 
yorke, haue barganed & sould vnto Mr Jo'^ Grooch in the sd 
County, of yorke, to him & his heyres for euer, one Tract of 
Marsh lijng in Wells on the North side of the Harbour, & 
buttes vpon the sea South East, & butts vpon the Mussell 
ridge West ; and Joynes to a Tract of Vpland on the North 
side, w'^h tract of vpland, I alsoe haue sould vnto y^ aforesd 
Mr Gouch, with j^ Marsh y* lyeth on the West side of John 
Crosses Yland, & is bounded with an ould fence, the Marsh 
is by Estimation tenn Acers, or y^ abouts, the vpland two 
Acers & an halfe, or there abouts, they being more or lesse 
lijng as abouesd : Which Marsh &> vpland, I sould vnto y® 
abouesd Gouch & his heyres for euer, for a ualewable Con- 
sideration fine or 6 years agone, & do acknowledge my selfe 
payd for it/ this Marsh & vpland was sometymes Stephen 
Batsons, And now by these psents I do Confirme it to him 
y^ sd Gooch, & his heyres for euer/ In confirmation hereof 
I haue putt to my hand y^ 3d day of Aprill : 1661 : 

John wakefejld his marke \K^ 

This Instrument was acknowledged before mee this 
3d of Aprill 1661 : Henery Joclein Assotiate/ 

Vera Copia, transcribed of the originall deed & y^ with 
Compared this 29 : 2 : 61 : as Attests/ 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Paet I, FoL. 107. 

Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents, that I Flew- 
elline the sun of deceased Sosowen, do acknowledge that my 
father Sosowen Sagamore, of the place, & with the Consent 
of y^ rest, of my Countriemen, who had anie thing to do 
with the Land, did bargane, & sell vnto John Sanders Senjo^, 
John Bush, & Peter Turbutt, to them y^ heyres & Assigns, 
for euer a Tract of Land, aboue the Townshipe of wells, & 
Cape Porpus all the Land, from the River Called Cape Por- 
pus river, on the West side y^'of, & runneth along with in 
foure Miles of Sacoe River, in gequall proportion vp into the 
Countrey ; In Consideration of w'^h Tract my aforesd father 
receaued of the sd Sanders, Bush, & Turbutt, full satisfac- 
tion ; The which sayle was made by my father, before Yorke 
Shyre land, or people sul^mitted them selues vnder ye Gouef* 
of the Massatusetts/ Further, I the sd Flewelline do Con- 
firme, & by these psents ratify the sd sayle vnto those aforesd 
Sanders, Bush, & Turbutt, to them there heyres, & Assigns 
for euer ; For the Assurance of w'^h I the sd Flewellen do 
sett my hand & scale this Fe])rury 19^" : 1660 : 
Subscribed, sealed, & deliverd 

Flewellen the onely sun of y^ 

deceased C- /Sosowen 

his marke of one Ring (geaie) 
Febru : 19 : 60 : 



In the psence of vs/ 
John Scadlocke his marke 



9 

John Henderson his marke / 

Segeweha his marke }yiy\/f 
Segewehas wife her marke N 
Mary Megonusqua her marke E 
These Indeans witnessed this with there 
markes, as is here aboue specifyd before 



Part I, Fol. 107, 108. 

mee Samuell Bolles his marke C^^JR, 
w^^h I affirme vpon oath/ 

John Scadlocke Attesteth this : 1 : of 
Aprill 61 : that y® marke expressed to 
ai bee his, was his marke, in testimony of 

M ^ the Act aboue expressed, before mee 

l'^ Eobert Jordan Assotiate/ 

Vera Copia, transcribed out of the originall, & 
there with Compared this 11*^ : day of May : 
1661 : p Edw : Rishworth Ee : Cor : 






'l 

I 
I 

^ Bee it knowne vnto all men by these gsents, that w^'as 
o John Bush did purchase of Sosowen the father : & that 
S, my father in Law John Sanders, did purchase of Flew- 
s' ellen the sun (both Sagamores) & I Peter Turbett 
of both the sayd Sanders, & Bush/ I say w^'as in 
this manner wee haue purchased of the Sagamores of the 
place, & with y^ Consent of the Indeans (there vnto ac- 
cording to y'' manner) all that Tract of Land, Contaye- 
ing foure Miles Square/ as the trees were marked out, & 
posession taken accordingly, before yorke Shyre Land, or 
people submitted them selues, vnder the Gouerment of the 
Massatusetts ; Which sd Tract [108] of Land lyeth adioyne- 
ing next to Cape Porpus bounds, in the sayd County of yorke 
Shyre ; Now these psents do further Witnesse, that the sd 
Peter Turbutt, haue barganed & sould, & by these psents do 
bargan sell & Confirme vnto Harlakenden Symonds of Wells, 
in the County of yorke Grentle : all my right & Title in, & 
to the 3d part of Land, in the sd Tract of Land being foure 
Miles square as aforesd, with all, & singular the priuelidges, 
& appurtenances y^ vnto belonging, or any way app^tayeing. 
To haue, & to hould the sd right & Title, in & to the sd 
third part to him y^ sd Harlackenden, his heyres, & Assigns 
for euer/ In witnesse w^of I the sd Peter Turbutt haue 



Part I, Fol. 108. 

here vnto sett my hand & seale, this Twelth day of Febru : 

one thousand six hundred & sixty/ 

Subscribed, sealed & Deliuerd Peter Turbutts marke 
in psence of vs/ made by order of Leefe* 

She : Fletcher/ Sanders: T5 : Q^,) 

Mary Fletcher/ Sarah Turbutt her marke 

with consent 5^ 

This Deede of sayle 
was acknowledged by 
Leef*^ John Sanders, by order 
from his sun Peter Turbett, before mee 
Joseph Bolles the 8th of Aprill 61 : Comissioy 
A true Coppy of this Instrum* aboue written, transcribed 
out of the originall, & therewith Compared this 11^^ : of 
May : 61 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor 



Bee it know vnto all men by these p^'sents, that w'*as John 
Sanders, I John Bush, & Peter Turbutt, did purchase of 
Sosowen the Sagamore of the place, & with the Consent 
of the Indeans there vnto (according to there manner, all 
that Tract of Land, Contayeing foure Miles square) as the 
Trees were marked out, & possession taken accordingly, 
before yorke shyre Land, or people submitted them selues 
vnder the goverment of the Massatusetts : Which sd Tract 
of Land, lijeth adioyneing next to Cape Porpus bounds, in 
the sd County of yorke Shyre ; Now these psents do further 
witnesse, that I the sd John Bush, haue barganed & sould & 
by these p^'sents do bargane, sell, & Confirme vnto Harlak- 
enden Symods of Wells, In the sd County of yorke shyre 
gentle : all my right, & Title in & to the 3d part of Land, 
in the sd Tract of Land, being foure Miles square as aforesd, 
with all, & singular the priviledges, & appurtenances there 
vnto belonging, or any way app^'tayeing. To haue, & to 



Part I, Fol. 108. 

hould the ^d right & title, in & to the sd 3d part to him the 
sd Harlakenden, his heyres, & assigns for ever ; In witnesse 
w^of I the sd John Bush haue here vnto sett my hand, & 
seale, this 12*^ : day of Febru : in the yeare of our Lord 
God, One thousand six hundred & sixty/ 
^^ , , Subscribed, sealed & Deliud John Bush his 

The acknowl- 

edgmt of these In the p^'seuce of vs/ Marke-j- with (geaL) 

chTsTd of ^e ^^® • Fletcher Consent of his wife 

indeans & souid Mary Flctchcr/ Grace/ 

vnto Haiiackin- mi • t-x i r n i 

dineSymondsar ^hlS Dccde of Sayle 

Entered in this was acknowledged by 

on the 7th leafe Lccfc* : John Sauders, by the order of 

yrof p^ Edw: John Bush, the 8"^ of Aprill : 61 : before 

Rishworth Re: ^ _ . . 

Cor: niee Joseph Bolles Comissio'^ 

Vera Copia, transcribed out of y^ originall, & j^ 
with Compared this 11th day of May : 1661 : 
p Edw : Kish worth Re : Cor : 

See pa: 115. 



Know all men by these ^sents, that I William Hammonds 
of Wells, in the County of Yorke, in New England Planter, 
and Benedictus my wife, for diverse Causes y^ vnto vs moue- 
ing, but more espetially for & in Consideration of fourty 
Libris in hand payd, before the Insealing here of by Cap* : 
Bryan Pendleton of Portsmouth in the County of Norfocke 
in New England aforesd, for our selues, our heyres Execu- 
tors, & Administrators bargane sell allieane assigne & sett 
ouer, vnto the sd Pendleton him & his heyres executors 
administrators or assigns for ever, one hundred & Thyrty 
acers of Ypland more or lesse, & Twenty acers of Marsh by 
Estimation, being & lijng & situate in the aforesd Towne 
^ of Wells, with the dwelling house, and out houses, & all 
^ the appurtenances, & priuiledges therevnto belonging, 
^ being bounded by the Land of John West on the one 
?^ side, & of She : Fletcher on the other side/ In witnesse 



Paet I, FoL. 108, 109. 

w'"of wee haue sett our hands & seales, this Eleaventh day 
of May, sixty one/ 

Signed, sealed, & Delivered, William Hamonds (geaL) 

In the ;psnce of vs/ 

She : Fletcher/ A true Coppy transcribed out of 

Joseph Hastings the originall & there with Com- 

pared this 17"' : June : 61 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these psents that I Richard Tucker now 
of Cascoe bay, haue given, granted, barganed, & sould, & 
by these psents do giue, grant, bargan, & sell, vnto Thomas 
Wakelie, Mathew Coole, John Wakely & Isacke "VYakely of 
the Towne of Cape Ann, That is to say the full quantity 
of Two hundred Acers of vpland ground not yett improved, 
with Tenn Acers of meddow lijng & being with in Two 
Miles or there about [s] of y^ sd Land which Meddow hath 
beene formerly Improued by order of the sd [109] Tucker, 
for & in consideration of the some of Twenty & eight 
pounds, sterlg, to him in hand payd, at the sealing & deliv- 
ery here of/ And further the sd Tucker doth Covenant to 
& with all & every of the sd partys aboue expressd, to 
whome this sayle may might or out to bee, in any measure, 
way. Course, aduice by Law, or w^soeuer iust right for y^ 
& every of there defence, there heyres, executors or assignes 
there in, for there peaceable Inioyment thereof; The sd 
Tucker doth bind him selfe his he^a^es, executors adminis- 
trators & assigns to the sd partys or partie, or anie or all of 
them to defend y^ Just rite according to law/ Now know 
yee that this Two hundred acers of Land before express'd, 
is situate lijng & being bet wee the Lott of Geor : Lewis & 
Tho^ : Skillion, in the place Comanly Called backe Coue, & 
where now the eayd Lewis, and Skillion, are Inhabited, & is 
bounded by these two on each side, & is fronted betweene 
these by the sault sea water/ 



Part I, Fol. 109. 

And further the sd possessers paijng the high 
1679 Kent to the Counsell of Plymouth, or there 

assigns, from whome imediately this rite was 
Convayed, & that they or any of them, paijng the same 
ypon demand, I Ingage my selfe as abouesd/ In testimony 
w^of I haue here vnto sett my hand, & seale, with y^ full & 
free Consent of my wife Margerett Tucker/ Witnesse our 
hands & seales this 23 : of May, 1661 : 

Eichard Tucker (.^L) 
Sealed, signed & Deliver d Margerett Tucker 

In the psence of vs/ by her Marke M (seaie) 

Francis Neale/ 
George Munioy/ 

This was acknowledged to bee the Act & 

Deede of Mr Eichd Tucker & Margerett 

Tucker before mee Fran : Neale 

May 31: 61: 

Vera Copia transcribed out of the Originall & there with 

Compared this of June 61 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Witnesse these psents that wee Greo : Cleeue & Richard 
Tucker of Cascoe bay in New England Gentlem : for an in 
Consideration of seaven years seruice as an apprentice 
pformed vnto vs by John Moses now of Pischataqjj River, 
wee haue given granted & Confirmed vnto him the sd John 
Moses his heyres and assigns one hundred Acers of Land In 
Cascoe bay lijng & next Adioyneing vnto the Land formerly 
granted vnto Geo : Lewis by vs, w'^h sd hundred Acers of 
Land is to beginn at the side of the Lott of the sd Geo : 
Lewis & soe to runne westwardly by the side of the bay 
one hundred pooles in length & eight soore pools in breadth, 
into the majne land, vntill the sayd hundred Acers bee 
ended, togeather with soe much Marsh ground as belongeth 
to euery hundred Acers of Land in the grant or deede gran- 
ted to the sd Geo : Cleeue and Richd Tucker aforesd, for & 



Part I, Fol. 109. 

in consideration of the yearely rent of two shillings and two 
dayes worke to bee payd vnto y™ or the longest liver of them 
or there assio^ns for & dureino^ the tearme of nineteene hun- 
dred yeares to bee fully Compleate & ended : To haue & to 
hould all the sd Lands & premises unto him the sd John 
Moses, his heyres, & Assigns dureing y^ sd tearme 
of and from them the sd Geo : Cleeue & Richd Tucker or 
one of them to whom it shall belong vpon the deuission 
betwixt them for the rent aforesd for all seruices w^soeuer/ 
And Wee the sd Geo : Cleeue & Richd Tucker do further 
promisse vnto him the sd Jo" Moses that wee or one of us 
will at all tymes hereafter make further assurance of the sd 
Lands & p^'mises herein specifyd vnto him the sd John Moses 
his heyres & assigns as shall be requisite, for the further 
Confirmation of the same according to y® Counsell Learned 
in the Laws/ In witnesse w'^of wee haue here vnto sett our 
hands & scales this sixth day of Aprill in the yeare 1646 : 
Sealed signed & deliued Geo : Cleeue Qe^ie) 

In the psence of Richd Tucker (seaie) 

John Dauis/ Memorandii : that y^ 

Signed Danjell Easter/ two days worke inserted in 

the Deede is exempted & 
clearly taken of/ 
Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall & y^ with 
Compared this 3 July : 61 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents that I Stephen 
Ford of the Yles of Shoales In the County of yorke, haue 
barganed sould & sett ouer & by these psents do bargan sell 
& sett ouer vnto Richard Endle of the Yle of Shoales and 
County aforesd, all my right title & Interest, that I the sd 
Stephen Ford haue, or hereafter should haue, In one fishing 
boate Commanly Called by the name of a Shallope, with all 
things necessary to him belonging, & halfe in deale of a 



Part I, Fol. 109, 110. 

Cable & anker, & moreing place as now it lyeth in its [110] 
proper place, & the house that now I the sd Stephen do Hue 
in, with all the priuidges y^to belonging, & six flakes with 
there lijng Roume & one Trayne fatt with one Connow, for 
& in Consideration of the valew of Seauenty fiue pounds to 
mee the sd Stephen in hand payd for the which some I the 
sd Stephen my heyres executors Administrators & assigns, 
exonerate, accquitt, & discharge theaforesdRichdEndell, his 
heyres executors Administrators & assigns for euer more/ 
To haue to hould the aforesd p^'misses, vnto the aforesd 
Richd Endle quiettly to Inioy to him or to his assigns for 
euer : And Stephen Ford doth for him selfe his heyres, 
executors, & assigns, here by promisse & agree to & with 
the aforesd Richd Endle, that hee the sd Stephen shall & 
will from tyme to tyme keepe the sd Richd Endle quiett, 
harmelesse, to Inioy the aforesd demised p^mises, from all 
men w*soeuer & for the True pformance hereof I the sd Ste- 
phen Ford haue here vnto sett my hand & scale this ^Ith 
day of June in the thirteenth yeare of our soveraigne Lord 
Charles by the grace of god, of England Scottland, France 
& Ireland, King, defend'^ of the faith, one thousand six hun- 
dred sixty one/ Stephen Forde (geaL) 

Sealed, signed & Deliuerd In 
the psence of vs/ 

Arthur Chappome/ Stephen ford dooth acknow- 

Robert Taprill/ ledge this Instrument to bee 

Fortunatus Home/ his Act & dede befor mee 

Michell Endle/ this 3*^ July 61 Edw : Rish- 

worth In Court 

memorandue that possestion of the house within written 
was quietly & pesably taken the two and twentieth day of 
June 1661 — 

In y^ gsence of vs 

Arthur Clapham vera Copia Transcribed out of the 

John Dauis originall & y^ with Compared this 

John Redman : 4th of July 61 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 110. 

This bill bindeth mee Abraham Jocleing my heyres & 
executors vnto Christopher Collines his heyres or Assigns in 
the full some of sixteene pounds, to beare the sd Collines 
harmelesse from Edw : Shaw his heyres or assigns for a Cer- 
ten pcell of Land scituate at Scarborrow belonging to the sd 
Shaw, & made ouer vnto mee for security, for the payment 
of eight pounds awarded vnto mee, In a Certen difference 
betwene mee & the sd Edw : Shaw ; w^h money being payd 
by the sd Shaw or his heyres, vnto Christopher Collines or 
his heyres, the sd Collines being payd for w* charge hee hath 
bestowed vpon house or groiid then y^ sd Collines is to deliuer 
vp the sd house & Land vnto the sd Shaw or his heyres, to 
Confirme the treuth hereof I haue here to sett my hand, this 
19*^ day of Janv : 1659 : Abra : Jocleen/ 

Witnesse Vera Copia transcribed out of the 

Henery Joclein/ originall & there with Compared this 

23 : July : 1661 : 

p Edw : Kish worth Re : Cor : 



August 4^^ 1658 : 
W'^as wee AUexand'" BatcheUer, Hene : Donell, & Richd 
Tucker being vpon an arbitration beteene Mr Abra : Joclein 
of Scarborrow alias blew poynt, & Edw : Shaw formerly of 
the same place, & now of Pischatacjj concerneing differences 
betweene them, about a daughter of the sd Shaws, w'h the sd 
Mr Jocleyn Claimeth as his apprentice, & haueing made the 
best Inquiry & diligence wee Could in the businesse betweene 
them ; Wee do giue vnto the sayd Mr Jocleyn the some of 
eight pounds stertg : to bee payd by him or his assign [s] in 
manner or forme following, that is to say three pounds 
starlg : in good M^'chandable pay. In good brandy Lyquor 
at 10' p gallone by Mr Allexand'' Batcheller vnto the sd Mr 
Jocleyn or his assigns at all demands, & the rest to bee payd 
to him or his assigns, by the sd Shaw or his assigns In good 



Part I, Fol. 110, 111. 

M^'chandle pay, that is to say three pounds sterlg : at or 
before the last of August 1659 & the other 40' in the like 
pay at or before the last of August 1660 : & for the better 
security of these pformances, wee doe Ingage all the Land 
& houseing, that the sd Edw : Shaw hath at Scarborrow or 
blew poyt vnto Mr Jocleyn to bee at his soole disposeing till 
the whoole some of eight pounds aboue mentioned bee satis- 
fy d, w'^h Conclusion wee determine to bee in full of all 
differences between e them, from the begining of the world 
to this day : Witnesse our hands, the day & yeare abouesd/ 

AUexand^ Batcheller, g 

Hene ^ Donell/ 

Richard Tucker/ 
Vera Copia transcribed out of 

the Originall & there with Com- 
pared this 23 : July : 1661 : p 

I Abraham Jocleyn of Scarborrow do assigne this arbi- 
tration & Case here expressed vnto Christopher Collines his 
heyres & assigns witnesse my hand y' tenth of Janv : 1659 : 

Abra : Jocleyn 
vera Copia p Edw : Rishworth/ 



[111] Scarborrow 3^ day of OctoV : 1660 : 
Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents that I Mc : 
Edgcome now of Sacoe planter, with Willmott Edgcome my 
wife, doe firmely by these Covenant, grant, bargan, & sell 
vnto Christopher Collines of Scarborrow shoemaker, all my 
houses Lands, Corne fejlds, with Marsh Lands there vnto 
belonging, lijng in Scarborrough according to my former 
posession, y* is to say Twenty two Acers of vpland, & fiue 
acers of Marsh below my dwelling house, bounded on the 
south side with a fence from y^ vpland, by the side of Two 
little ponds to lonas Balys Cricke, on the Easterne side from 



Part I, Fol. 111. 

a burch tree, along by Mr Watts his Corne fejld side vpon a 
streigbt Lyne to the sea side togeather witth Tenn Acers of 
Marsh In the westerne marshes, the path to Sacoe lijng 
through y® one end of it & a p^cell of Marsh lijng vp the 
River by Mr Foxells, with another p^cell of Marsh lijng hyer 
vp the River in the necke of Land ; To haue & to hould all 
the pmisses, togeather with them & y^ appurtenances, to the 
soole onely & gper vsse & behoofe of him the sd Christo- 
pher Collines, his heyres executors Administrators & assigns 
for ever ; To w'^h Covenant well & truly to bee pformed, 
Wee y^ sd Mc : Edgcome & Willmott my Wife, do firmely 
by these psents bind o'" selues, with heyres executors, Admin- 
istrators, & assigns/ witnesse our hands & seals the day & 



yeare aboue written/ 
Signed sealed & Deliuerd 
In the psence of/ 


The Marke of 
Nic : Edgcome L cTj (seaie) 


The Marke of James 


^ 


Gibbines/ S 


The Marke of Willmott 
Edgcome/ 



Peyton Cooke/ 

vera Copia transcribed out of the originall & therewith Com- 
pared this 24 : July : 61 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



W^'as there was letters of Administration granted vnto 
mee Daniell Peirce of Nubury, by the Court houlden at 
Sawlesbury the 10*^^ : of Aprill 1660 : with pouer to adminis- 
ter vpon the estate of Mr John Spencer of Nubery in New 
England deceased ; Know all men by these psents y* I 
Danjell Pejrce of Nubery In the Couty of Essex haue 
assigned ordayned & made, & in my steade & place, & by 
these Psents haue putt & Constituted, my trusty & well 
beloued frejnd Samuell Hall late of Sawlesbury in New Eng- 
land, to bee my true & lawfuU Atturney, for mee, & in my 



Part I, Fol. 111. 

name & for my vsse, (and to the vsse of y® heyres of Mr 
John Spencer deceased) to aske sue for leauy, require 
recover & receaue, of all & euery of the pson & psons w^o- 
euer, all & eQy y® such debts, somes of money as are due 
vnto John Spencer deceased, or w°h at any day or days, 
tyme or tymes hereafter shall bee due or owing, belonging 
or app^'tayeing vnto him, by any manner of wayes or meanes 
w*soeuer ; Griueing & granting vnto my sd Atturney, by the 
Tenour of these psents, my full pouer strength & authority, 
to sue & Implead any pson or psons, In any Courts of Judi- 
cature with in this Jurisdiction, in & about the gmisses/ 
And vpon the receapt of any debts, or somes of money 
accquittances, or discharges for mee, & in my name to make 
seale & Deliuer/ And all & every other Act thing & things, 
deuise & deuises in law w*soeuer needefuU & necessary to 
bee done in or about y® p'^misses, for the recouery of any 
such debts & somes of money as aforesd, for mee & in my 
name to do execute & p^'forme as fully largely amply in ehly 
respect to all Intents, Constructions, & purposes, as I might 
my selfe or Could doe If I were psonally jpsent, ratifijng 
allowing & houlding firme & stable w*soeuer my sd Atturney 
shall lawfully do or Cause to bee done in or about the execu- 
tion of the same by vertue of these psents/ In witnesse 
hereof I haue here vnto sett my hand & seale this 27*^ : day 
of Aprill : 1660 : 

Signed sealed & Delivered Daniell (geSe) Peirce 

In the psence of vs/ 

Danjell Pejrce Junjo'^ vera Copia transcribed out of 

Josua Pejrce/ the originall & y^'with com- 

pared this 25 : July 1661 ; 
p Edw : Rishworth Re ; Cor : 



Witnesse these gsents y* I william Phillips of Boston Pro- 
prietor of the Pattent on the south west of Sacoe River, 
haue & do by these gsents giue, grant bargan &> sell vnto 



Paet I, FoL. Ill, 112. 

Walter Mare his heyres & assigns, for & in Consideration 
of Thyrty shillings sterling : fine, & y® yeately acknowl- 
edgm* : of one Corne of pepper p Anii : lawfully Demanded 
on the 29*^ of Sepb"" : foure Acers of Marsh or Meddow 
ground more or lesse, by estimation lijng and being scituate 
& bounded by the Cricke on the south West side, & by the 
Land of Wallsingham Chelson, on y^ North west side, & by 
a North East lyne from the Cricke aganst wallsinghams to 
powder beife tree, & by a south East Lyne to the Cricke 
neare y*^ sd Wallzino^hams. To haue & to hould all & sino^u- 
lar the p^'misses, & euery there appurtenances priuiledges & 
Immunity s w^soeuer to him the sd Walter [112] his heyres 
& Assigns for euer ; And the sd WilliaT Phillips doth prom- 
isse grant & agree with the sd Walter, for him selfe heyres 
executors & Administrators shall haue, hould, occupy pos- 
sesse & Inioy all the afore deuised p'"misses, with y"" & euery 
there appurtenances fi-ee & Cleare from all former & other 
bargans sayles & allienations w*soeuer made by him, & that 
hee will vpon reasonable request giue & make ouer him the 
sd Walter, his heyres & assigns any further Assurance of 
the sd p^mises/ Witnesse my hand this 30^^ : 7 : 1G59 : 
Signed & Deliverd, & order Willia ? Phillips/ 

for possession given vnto Cap* : 

Roger Spencer vnto the with in sd Mayre 

In y^ psence of 

Thomas Kemble A true Coppy transcribed out of the 

John Allden/ originall & y"* with Compared this 

5*^ Septemb"- : 61 : 

p Edw : Rish worth Re ; Cor : 



Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents y* w^'as I 
William Phillips now of Sacoe In the County of yorke In 
New England, haue bought Certen Tracts of Land scituate 
below the mouth of Sacoe River, & known by the Name the 



Part I, Fol. 112. 

Necke of Land, w^h extendeth as fare as the Mill, togeather 
with Wood yland, Gibbines his yland, & alsoe a Tract of 
Land scituate vp the Kiver of Sacoe aforesd, & Commanly 
known by the name of Wests poynt, & formerly belonging 
to John West, togeather with other goods & Chatties y^ vnto 
belonging, vidz* : sixty sheepe saue one, seaven Cows & j^ 
Increase, six oxen or steeres, foure young Cattle, & about 
Twenty two goates, with there Increase, as by a deede of 
sayle assigned vnto him the sd Phillips more at large appear- 
eth/ In Consideration w"" of I the sd William Phillips do 
stand Indebted vnto the sd Cap* : Bryan Pendleton of 
Pischataqj M^'chant granter of the sd barganed p^'misses, the 
iust & full some of three hundred & thyrteene pounds 
sterlg : to bee payd to the sd Bryan Pendleton, his hey res 
executors. Administrators or Assigns, In manner & forme 
following. That is to say in Current money or fish, with in 
the space of Seaven yeares next Insewing the day hereof, at 
the Dwelling house of the sd Bryan Pendlenton, his execu- 
tors, administrators or Assigns, w* shall bee in money, but 
w* is payd in fish is to bee payd at Winter Harbour stages 
to the sd Pendleton his executors, administrators, or Assigns 
at the Currant M^chants price, but it is here by Intended 
that noe payment at any tyme or tymes, shall bee lesse then 
one hundred pounds at a tyme, of the principale aforesd ; 
And as for all such tyme or tymes, w^'in the whoole or any 
part y^of shall rest vnpayd ; I the sd Willia : Phillips do 
obleidge my selfe, my heyres executors Administrators & 
assigns, to pay vnto the sd Bryant Pendleton his executors 
or assigns, thyrty pounds p Ann : rent yearly & euery 
yeare from the day of the date hereof, sterlg : in money or 
fish as aforesd soe long as the whoole remajnes vnpayd as 
aforesd, or in pportion to y^ Portion of the sd money, or 
such part y'' of as shall remajne vnpayd as aforesayd, & for 
more nececessary & better secureing of my Ingagem* : here- 
in, & euery part y^'of, I the sd Willial Phillips, bind, 
obledge, sell allinate & make ouer vnto the sd Bryan Pen- 



Part I, Fol. 112. 



dleton his heyres executors, Administrators & assigns all the 
aboue barganed p^'misses, as Houses, Lands, Ylands, goods, 
Chatties of all sorts with y"" ^effects & priueledges to bee & 
remajne to the sd Bryan Pendleton his heyres, executors & 
assigns, to there soole vsse & behoofe for euer/ In case of 
non payment as aforesd, as is aboue expressed in all ptieu- 
lar[s] & in case of anie Casuallty, or Casualltys, Mutations, 
Alienations, & disposalls, of y® sd Cattle with y'" Increase 
as aforesd w^'by they may become or rendered vnsufficient to 
make good or satisfy the sd some of Three hundred & thyv- 
teene pounds, with the Thyrty pounds yearely & every yeare 
as aforesd, then I the sd William Phillips do further obleidge 
my selfe my heyres executors & Administrators vnto the sd 
Bryan Pendleton, his heyres, executors administrators & 
assigns In the some of fiue hundred pounds Sterling : fully 
to make good & accomplish all the severall payments as is 
aforesd/ In witnesse w^'of I the sd William Phillips haue 
Confirmed these psents with my hand & scale the 2und day 
of jNIay : one thousand six hundred sixty one/ 
Signed sealed & Confirmed, William Phillips (gj^e) 

In p^sence of vs/ 
The Marke I of Tho : 



Williams/ vera Copia transcribed out of the 

Richd Hitchcocke H originall & there with Com- 

pared this 8*^ : day of Sep- 
temb--: 1661: p Edw : Pish- 
worth Re : Cor : 

Cap* : Pendleton haueing demanded of William Phillips 
an acknowledtjm*^ : of this Deede aboue written accordino; to 
law w'^h yett hee hath not given him, & therefore the sd 
Pendleton for the security of his Interest there in, doth 
Enter a Caution for his future Indemnity as the law in such 
cases doth guide Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 113. 

[113] Know all men by these ]psents that I Roger Spen- 
cer of Sacoe, for valewable Consideration to mee in hand 
payd before y*^ wrighting here of, haue given granted bar- 
ganed & sould enfefi'ed & Confirmed, & do by these p'^sents 
giue grant bargan & sell Enfeffe & Confirme vnto Tho : 
Sauage of Boston Senio'', his heyres & assigns one quarter 
part of a Saw Mill scituate vpon the South West side of 
Sacoe River at y^ great Falls w'^h saw Mill is in partnershipe 
betweene Mr Robert Jordan & my selfe, hee haueing the 
propriety of the one halfe of the sd Saw Mill, & the pro- 
priety of the other part being mine, with all the Lands & 
woods, water, water Courses, Wheeles Troffes, priuiledges 
of Cutting Tymber w*^ all other priuiledges or appurte- 
nances any way belonging or being to y® sd saw Mill, with 
all my right of Lands w'^h I bought of Indeans, or at any 
tyme that was given to mee, either by the Townes men of 
Sacoe or Indeans lijng with in twelue Miles of the sd saw 
Mill, & alsoe one fishing stage & house & Necke of Land 
w^'on the stage standeth, which is commanly knowne & 
Called by the name of Parkers Necke, & alsoe Two Shallops 
w°h I haue now in my vsse on a fishing vioage, one of w^h I 
bought of Sainuell Rucke of Boston, the other I had bujlt 
for mee at Pischataqua by John Dyamond, with all the 
Ankers, Cables, Masts, sayles, roapes, blockes, oares, & all 
other appurtenances any way now belonging to the aforesd 
Shallops, & alsoe all the fish y* shall bee Caught by the 
Crew of fishermen w^h do fish this spring season, in y* 
shallopp w'^h I bought of Sainell Rucke, aforesd, betwixt 
this & the end of June next : To haue & to hould the 
aforesd saw Mill, & Lands, water & water Courses, & all 
appurtenances anie ways belonging or being to the aforesd 
saw Mill, priuiledges of Tymber, Lands bought of Indeans, 
or given mee either by the Townesmen of Sacoe or Indeans, 
wdth the Stage & house & Necke of Land, w^on the stage 
standeth, with the Two Shallops with all there Cables, 



Part I, Fol. 113. 

ankers, Masts sayles yards blockes, oares & all other appur- 
tenances vnto them app^'tayemg, with y^ whoole quantity of 
fish y^ shall bee caught by the Crew of men, y* goe in y*^ 
Shallop y* I bought of Samell Kucke, vnto him the aforesd 
Thomas Sauage his heyres & assigns, for his & y"" pper estate 
for ever, which warrantee of of all the aforesd p^misses 
aganst anie Title Clayme or Interest, from anie man by him 
& them peaceably to bee Inioyed for ever/ 

Prouided Notwithstanding that if the sd Roger Spencer or 
anie in his name or for his vsse shall pay vnto Thomas Sau- 
age, or Assigns at his shopp at Boston at or l)efore the last 
of June next the full some of one hundred & Thyrty pounds 
stertg : one halfe part thereof in jVPchandable beaver, & the 
other halfe in M^'chandable Codd fish, both at Current price, 
that then this p^'sent deede to bee voyd, & of none oelfect, or 
else to stand & remajne in full pouer, strength, & vertue/ 
In witnesse here vnto, I haue herevnto sett my hand & scale 
this Twenty & eight day of Janvary one Thousand six hun- 
dred fiuety & Nine/ 

Signed, sealed & Deliverd Roger Spencer (J^^iq) 

In the p'"sence of, 

Tho : Clarke This writeing aboue was acknowl- 

Hezekiah Vsher/ edged by Roger Spencer to bee 

his Act & Deede this 28 : day of 
Janvary 1659 : before mee Jo : 
Endecott GoQ/ 

I Thomas Sauage with in mentioned, do Assigne ouer vnto 
Leefe* : William Phillips, all my right title & Interest vnto 
this Morgage, for him to receaue & Improue as my selfe 
might do, as witnesse my hand this twenty six^ day of 
Febru : one Thousand six hundred & sixty/ p mee Tho : 
Sauage 



Pakt I, FoL. 113. 

This assignment was acknowledged by Mr Thomas Sauage 
to bee his Act, & deede this 26 : day of Febru : 1660 : before 
mee Jo" Endicott Gouer/ 
Witnesse here vnto/ 
Anthony Stoddard/ 
Edward Collins/ vera Copia of the Deede aboue 

written made by Roger Spencer 
to Cap* : Tho : Sauage, & of the 
Assignem* : y^of by Tho : Savage 
to Leef* : Willia : Phillips, taken 
out of the originalls & y^ with 
Compared this 9"^ : of Septemb : 
1661: 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



vpon the request of Leefe* : William Phillips vidz* : that 
wee would explaye what wee Intend by those words in an 
order of the Generall Court, about settleing the Lands 
belonging to him & y® Towne of Sacoe vidz* : (And such 
possessers of Lands with in the sd Lymitts, as haue not as 
yett Contracted for Lands, that they do possesse, are to pay 
the like proportion of Rent, which those do, who haue 
already Contracted) By such possessers of Lands, Wee 
meane such possessers of Land as Contracted with Mr 
Vines, & not such as had Land given them by the Towne/ 
Dated this j : Febru : 60 : 
vera Copia of this determination 

of the meaneing of those words 

aboue written by the Coinissio'^^ : 

transcribed out of the originall 

& y with Compard this 9 th of Septem^^ : 61 ; 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor/ 



Humphrey Attherton/ 
Tho : Sauage 
Tho : Clarke 



Paet I, FoL. 114. 

[114] To all Christean people to whome these psents 
shall come, I Antippas Mavericke now resident in the Towne 
of Kitterie, in the Countie of yorke, In New England, send- 
eth greeteing, in our Lord Grod everlasting. Know yee y* I 
the sayd Antipas Mauericke, for & in consideration of fine 
hundred & Twenty pounds to mee in hand payd by Thomas 
Booth now resident in the same Towne, and Countie aforesd ; 
Haue granted, barganed, sould Assigd & sett ouer, & by 
these p^sents, do fuUie freelie & absolutely grant, bargane 
sell, assigne & sett over to the aforesd Tho : Booth all that 
my dwelling house & Land app^'tayneing there vnto, with all 
my right Title & Interest therein Scituate lijng & being on 
the North East side of the River of Pischataqua, on the 
South East side bounded by the Mill cricke, & on the North 
East side by a Cricke sometyme known by y® name of 
Danjell Dauises Cricke, One hundred Acers of Land or 
y'" abouts, and soe by all that breadth backeward to Stur- 
gion Cricke. always excepting & reserveing the priuiledges 
of the Mill &> y^ Mill Dame as formerly Inioj^ed ; as alsoe 
y^ Land now Inclosed by & in possession of William Elling- 
ham with convenjent fyrewood onely to the sd Ellingham 
alsoe a small pcell of Marsh, lijng neare vnto the house of 
the sd Ellingham, formerly granted vnto the sd Ellingham 
for the Tearme of One & twenty yeares/ W^h Marsh after 
the expiration of y° aforesd tearme, shall bee redelivered into 
the Costody & possession of the abouesd Thomas Booth, as 
his proper right, & Interest ; And alsoe except those Two 
Tracts of Land granted by the Towne of Kittery vnto 
Nicho : Frost & Anthonie Emerie, if they shall happen or 
appeare to bee with in the bounds of the aforementioned 
Land ; To haue & to hould all & singular the aforesd 
p^'misses, & euery part & pcell thereof with the appurte- 
nances, except before excepted, vnto the aforesd Thomas 
Booth his heyres & assigns for ever to the gp vsse & behoofe 
of the sd Tho : Booth his heyres & assigns for euer more/ 
And that the sayd Thomas Booth his heyres & Assigns 



Part I, Fol. 114. 



shall for ever hereafter peaceably & quiettlie haue hould & 
Inioy with y^ app'^tenances there vnto belonging, with out 
the Lett trouble Denjall euiction or expulsion of mee the 
sayd Antippas Mauericke or anie of my heyres or Assigns, 
or any other by or vnder mee the sd Antip : Mauericke 
In testimony hereof i haue herevnto sett my hand & scale/ 
Dated this 5th of August : 1661 : 

Sealed, signed & Delivered Antipas Mauericke (gglie) 

In the jPsence of 

Nic : Shapleigh This Deede was Acknowledged by 

John Birkehead Mr Antipas Mauericke according 

John Shapleigh to Law before mee this 16:7:61: 

Nic : Shapleigh 
Vera Copia, of this Deede aboue written transcribed out of 
the Originall & y^ with Compared this 3d : Octob'" : 61 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These acknowledgm*^ appertaye to three Deeds w'^h are 
Recorded in y^ 7 leefe aforegoeing/ 

Seagueweha 

his marke (/V\A^ These Indeans witnessed this with there 

Seagueweha wifes markes as is here aboue specifyd, 

her marke W before mee Sainuell Bowles 3 B ^^^ 

Marie Megonusqua I affirme vpon oath to be y'^ markes/ 

hermarke^ Febm : 9 : 1660 : 

John Scadlocke Attesteth this j of Aprill 1661 : that the 
marke expressed to bee his, was his marke in testimony of 
the Act aboue expressed/ 

before mee Robert Jordan Assotiate/ 

This Deponent sworne sayth that Flewelline the sun 
of the Deseased Sosowen did sell all the Land aboue men- 



Part I, Fol. 114, 115. 

tioned to John Sanders my father Jo° Bush & Peter Turbutt, 
before y^ Land or people submitted them selues vnder y^ Bay 
Gouerment/ & y* Flewelline y® sunn of Sosowen did acknowl- 
edge the sayle of it as recorded/ 



Febru : 19 : 1660 : 
This Deede of sayle was acknowledged by Peter Turbutt 
before mee Jos : Bowles the 17th of May 1661 : Coinissioy 

Saraih Turbutt her marke 



^ 



The Deed of sayle beareing date 12 : Febru : 1660 : was 
Acknowledged by John Bush the 17th of May 1661 : before 
us Joseph Bowles & Peter Weare Comissio" 

vera Copia of these severall acknowledgm*^ aboue written 
recorded & Compared w*'* the originall this 14 : Octob"" 61 p 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[115] This possession & acknowledgm^ : vnder written 
app^'tayeth to a bill of sayle recorded on y^ 7th leafe of this 
booke/ 

This Deede was acknowledged, subscribed & 
sealed before us, Edmund Littlefejld, & Ezekell 
Knightts, CoiTiissio'"^ the 22 : Octob"" 1661 : 



August : 15 : 61 : 
Possession given by William Hammonds, & taken by Seth 
Fletcher (of the house & Land specifyd in this bill of sayle) 
In the behalfe of Cap*^ Bryan Pendleton, the day & yeare 
aboue written (according to law) before vs whose names are 
vnderwritten/ Vera Copia transcribed out of the 

Jonathan Hamonds/ Originall, & y^'with Compared 

The marke of John OReede/ this 23: OctoV : 61: p Edw: 

Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 115. 

OctoV; 27: 1661: 
Keceaud by mee Edw : Eishworth, of John Crosse of 
Wells Senjor, the Just some of fiueteene pounds in good 
M^chandable beife, & is in full discharge of a bill made vnto 
mee by the sd Crosse, beareing date the 3"^ of DecemV' : 60 : 
In referrence to his sun (& of all other debts or DeiTiands 
w^soever) from the begining of the world to this psent day, 
I say receaud 15 in beife by mee at the day & date 
hereof/ Edw : Rishworth 

Signd in the psence of/ 

Hene : Donell his marke L^ vera Copia transcribed out 
Charles Frost/ of the originall & y^with 

Compared this 27 : Oc- 
tob"- : 61 : p Edw : Rish- 
worth Re : Cor : 



These psents do witnesse, y* I Fran : Raynes of yorke 
Captajne, on good Considerations y^vnto mee moueing, vidz* : 
for a ualewable some by mee accepted, & to mee already 
payd by John Billine of Kitterie planter, do sell, giue, grant, 
& Confirme vnto the sd Billine, his heyres & Assigns for 
euer, a Certen Tract of Marsh lijng & being In Braueboate 
Harbo^ on the South West side thereof ouer aganst the 
wadeing place w'' psons vsually passe ouer, being aganst 
Tho : Withers his house, on the North East side thereof, 
Contayneing the quantity of fine Acers, w°h 5 acers of sault 
Marsh lijng as aboue specify d, I the aforesd Fran : Raynes 
do Ingage my selfe my heyres & Assigns to make good the 
right & Title of; vnto John Billine his heyres & Assigs for 
euer, & to save him harmelesse from all Trouble & Molesta- 
tion from all psons w^soever, that may pretend anie Title 



Part I, Fol. 115. 

therevnto/ Witnesse my hand & seale/ Dated this 17*^ day 
of March 1660: 

Signed, sealed & Delivered Francis Raynes (^^^^) 

In the psence of the Court 

of Assotiats this 7th NouemV : 61 : vera Copia, of this In- 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : strument aboue written 

transcribed out of the originall & y^'with Compared 

this 9*^ of Novemb'' : 61 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Cap* Champnoone my love remembered, this is to lett you 
vnderstand that w^soeuer my wife Acteth in my absence Con- 
cerneing my sun Peter shall bee as iirme as if I my selfe 
were psent, witnesse my hand/ 13 : 9 : 61 : 
Witnesse Griffine Mountegue^" I Peter Turbutt "TD 
his marke 
Margerett Mountegue/ vera Copia transcribed 

out of the originall p Edw : 
Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Novemb"-: 8: 1661 : 
Wittnesse these fsents that I Saraih Turbutt, wife vnto 
Peter Turbutt of Cape Porpus, by & with the Consent of 
Peter my sayd Husband Do covenant & agree with Cap* 
Francis Champnoone, & do by these psents bind ouer my 
sun Peter Turbutt as an Apprentice to serue the sd Cham- 
pnoone in all lawfull Imployments as hee shall thinke meete 
to sett him about, for the full Tearme of Eleaven yeares from 
the Date hereof/ In Consideration w^'of the sd Cap* Champ- 
noone, doth Ingage him selfe as a maister to prouide neces- 
K sary foode, lodging, & apparell for the sd Turbutt his 
g. seruant, dureing the tyme aforesd, & at y® expiration 

o 

» thereof to pay, or Cause to bee payd vnto the sd Peter 
Turbutt Junjor, the some of Twenty pounds In good 
M''chandable pay at Currant prizes. In Consideration of that 
Eleaven years seruice faithfully pformed by him/ In witnesse 



Part I, Fol. 115, 116. 

w'*of wee haue here vnto Interchangeably sett our hands & 

seales at the Day & yeare aboue written/ 

Signed, sealed & Delivered, Fran : Champernoone (geSe) 
In the psence of, Saraih Turbutt (^^Jf^) 

Edw : Eishworth/ her marke ^^ 

Nathaiill : Maysterson/ 

vera Copia of this Instrument aboue written, transcribed 
out of the originall & there with Compared this 9 th Novemb'' : 
61 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[116] Houlborne hills Corner house goeing into Scroupes 
Court aganst St : Andrews Church, London this 9*^ of May : 
1661: 
Mr Herbert/ 

As a stranger yett well acquanted with your wifes mother 
here in London, whose name was Mis Ramsey, shee being 
now dead left mee her executor, & by her will left her gran- 
child Ramsey one hundred pounds, which was at the tyme of 
her death out of her hands, but will I suppose with some 
trouble & Cost bee recouered, now this 100^^ was to bee 
payd to you or your assigns by tenn pounds a yeare for the 
geducation of your daughter, & in Case shee dyeth then to 
bee payd to others of her kindred here in England : Now that 
you may Inioy this according to the will, you must take 
good heede how to discharge mee, that w" I gett the money, 
I may not pay it to you there, & it bee required agajne here, 
(send speedy word) bee carefull in yo"* proceedings for that 
end take good Counsell how you may bee possest, & I 
Legally discharg'd/ It was giuen to her as Liueing in the 
Barbados/ I haue noe more onely remajne yo"" frejnd Robert 
Fletton/ 

I do on purpose omitt the Cristen name y* you might 
Insert/ 

This bearer is my frejnd & knowes mee better then yo'' 
selfe, his name is Mr Edmond Caverley vale/ 



Part I, Fol. 116. 

These for Mr Harbert a Taylo^ Imeing at Pischataqj rivei 
100^ miles Eastward from Boston in New England these I 
pray p^'sent/ 

vera Copia transcribed out of y^ originall p 



This psent Indenture witnesseth that I waiter Barefoote 
do sell vnto Sillvester Harbert my house with thyrty Acers 
of Land, seperated from Geo : Palmers Land by a gutt, & 
soe runneing round the house downe to the sea side, the sd 
Sillvester Harbert paijng vnto Walter Barefoote, the full 
some of foure scoore & fine pounds, by an Annuell payment 
y* is fine pounds in money on the Twenty ninth day of 
Septemb"" 61 : Thyrty pounds in M^'chandable ffish June : 62 
Th}Tty pounds In M'"chandable fish June : 63 : Twenty 
pounds more In M'^chandable fish June 64 : to which Inden- 
ture the party aboue named hath here vnto sett his hand 
& seale/ 
Testes, John Birkhead Walter Barefoote (^^f^) 

Sarah Gunison/ This house to bee Deliverd with one 
Moenth after the Date hereof/ 

This Instrument acknowledged by Cap' Walter Barefoote 
to bee his Act & Deede this 21 : Octob"" : 61 : before Edw : 
Rishworth Assotiate/ iperge 

I Walter Barefoote, do hereby acknowledge, that I haue 
Legally possessed the aforesd Sylvester Harbert in the house 
& Land before mentioned, according to the true Intent & 
meaneing of the aboue mentioned wrighting/ In testimony 
Wof I haue here vnto sett my hand this 6*^ day of Au- 
gust : 61 : 
Signed In the psence of, Walter Barefoote 

John Thornes Antiphas 

Mavericke/ Ralph Hall/ Vera Copia, of this Indenture 

aboue written & possession 
of the Land ffiven/ 



Part I, Fol. 116. 

Entered in the records & y^'with Compared vidz* : with y^ 
originall this 23 Novemb"" : 61 : p 



Articles of Agreement this 8*^ of August 1661 : had & 
made betweene Thomas Booth on the one part & Antipas 
Mauaricke on the other part 

Witnesseth as foUoweth/ 

Inp''^ : It is agreed Concluded & Covenanted betweene the 
aforesd Thomas Booth, and Antipas Mauaricke, that for & in 
Consideration of a Certen dwelling house, & Land, sould by 
the aforesd Mauaricke vnto the aforesd Thomas Booth for the 
iust soine of hue hundred & Twenty pounds as it may, & 
doth appeare by a deede of sayle dated the fifth of this 
Instant Moenth 1661 : The sayd Thomas Booth shall well, 
& truely pay or Cause to bee payd vnto the abousd Antipas 
Mauaricke his heyres or Assigns for the payment of the 
aboue mentioned sume of 520^'' : sixty eight pounds in 
M^'chandable pipe staues, & boards at or before the Last 
of Jan vary, next Insewing the Date hereof, & tenn pounds 
more in money, at or before the Last day of May next 
Insewing the Date hereof/ 

21y The sayd Thomas Booth doth Covenant & agree to 
& with the abouesd Antipas Mauericke, to pay or Cause to 
bee payd vnto him the sd Mauericke his hey [res] or assigns 
for the secund payment twenty & six pounds to say Twelue 
poiids in M^'chandable drie Codd fish at price Currant, 
Twenty shillings In money & Thyrteene pounds more in 
Currant M^'chandable pay in this River at price Currant at 
or before the Last day of May, which shall bee in the yeare 
of our Lord, one thousand six hundred sixty & foure, at 
some Convenjent place in this River Pischataqua, the fish to 
bee payd in the sd river, or at y® Yles of Shoales, as alsoe 
the sd Thomas Booth doth promisse & Covenant for him 



Paet I, FoL. 116, 117. 

selfe & his heyres that on every last day of May next Insew- 
ing, the last day of May, In the yeare one thousand six 
hundred sixty & toure, to pay or Cause to bee payd vnto 
y^ abouesd Antipas Mauerick his heyres or Assigns Ann[u]- 
ally. Twenty & six pounds in like quality & quantity ppor- 
tioned as is aboue expressd annually, at the tyme & place, 
and places as abouesd, vntill the Just some of hue hundred 
& Twenty pounds shall bee Duely payd & satisfyd as aboue 
sayd/ 

[117] Sly : It is agreed betweene the aboue mentioned 
Pities, that the sayd Thomas Booth hath hereby lyberty as 
Concerneing the two lotts Granted by the Towne of Kittery, 
vnto Nicho : Frost, & Anthony Emery, to defend him selfe 
aganst them, & there heyres & Assigns by Laiv/ 

41y : The abouesd Thomas Booth doth Covenant & agree 
to & with y® sd Antipas Mavarick, his heyres, executors 
Administrators & assigns, that notwithstanding a Deede 
of sayle beareing date as abouesd, for him selfe, his heyres, 
executors, & Administrators by these psents do assigne & 
make ouer all my right, title & Interest I haue, or out to 
haue. In a Certen house & Land mentioiid In the sd deede 
beareing date as abouesd, vnto the sd Antipas Maverick his 
heyres & Assigns, as his owne proper rightt, & to his & j^ 
proper vsse & l^ehoofe to all Intents, & purposes to mee 
Intended & expressed. In the abouesd recited deede of sayle : 
prouided always that If the aforesd Tho : Booth, his heyrs 
or Assigns shall well & truely satisfy & pay, the a])ouesd 
some of fine hundred & Twenty pounds, according as it is 
expressed In the first and secund articles of this agreement 
at the tymes, place or places, in quality and quantity, that 
then this Covenant, & agreement to bee voyd & of none 
8efi*ect, or else to stand In full force & vertue ; As alsoe the 
sd Tho : Booth doth promisse to prouide sufficient house 
roume for Mr John Millitt, & his family forthwith, vntill the 
first of May next Insewing ; And for the true p^formance of 
all the ;pmisses I do by these psents bind my selfe, my 



Part I, Fol. 117. 

heyres, executors, Administrators & Assigns, as witnesse my 
hand & seale, the day & yeare first aboue written/ 
Seeled, signed and This Deede was ac- Tho : Booth 
Deliverd, In the knowledged before (selie) 

gsence of vs/ mee according to 

Nic : Shapleigh/ Law, this 23 : 8 : 61 : 
John Birkehead/ Nic Shapleigh/ 

John Shapleigh/ Vera Copia, transcribed out of the origi- 
nall & therewith Compared this 12*^ 
day of Febru 1661 : as Attests/ 

Edw : Eishworth Re : Cor : 



I Edward Godfrey of yorke Gentlema : do for diverse 
good Causes & Considerations there vnto mee moueing, giue, 
grant, Enfeffe, and Confirme vnto Richard Burgesse of ye 
sd Towne, ffourty Acers of Ypland, lijng & being on the 
South West side of the parting of y^ River of yorke, next 
adioyneing to a pcell of Land which in that place I haue 
given vnto Mr Hene : Norton, betweene that & the outmost 
bounds of the sd Land Northward/ In witnesse where of I 
haue here vnto sett my hand this 7th day of July, 1654 : 
Witnesse/ p mee Ed : Godfrey/ 

Edw : Rish worth/ Phillip Adams & William Moore are 
Geo : Parker his to lay out this 40 Acers of Land 

marke/ ^\ p Mr Godfreys Appoytment/ 

Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall p Edw : Rish- 
worth Re ; Cor : 

I Richd Burgesse vpon good considerations therevnto mee 
moueing, do assigne & make ouer my soole Interest of this 
fourty Acers of Land aboue specifyd, given mee p Mr God- 
frey, vnto John Pearse of yorke fisherman, & to his heyres 



Part I, Fol. 117, 118. 

& assigns for euer/ Witnesse my hand this 10*^ day of 
March : 1661 : Richard his 

BR 

Signed In the gsence of, Burgesse marke 

Edw : Eishworth/ 
Martha Moulton/ 

vera Copia transcribed out of the original! this 11*^ 
March, « ^ 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[118] This Indenture mayd the fine & Twenteth day 
of Novemb"" : In the seaventeenth yeare of the Reigne of our 
soveraigne Lord King Charles by y® grace of god, of Eng- 
land Scottland France & Ireland King, Defend'' of the faith 
&c : betweene Sainll Mauericke of Noddles Yland In the 
Massatusetts bay Gentle 7 of the one part, & Roger Gard 
of Agamenticus of the prouince of Mayne on y^ other part/ 
That w^'as It pleased the Counsell of New England & Sir 
Fardind° : Gorges Knightt by y"" deede Indented vnder the 
Coinan seale of the sd Counsell & the hand & seale of the 
sd Sir Fardinad" : Gorges, beareing Date the three & Twen- 
teth day of March In y^ thyrteenth yeare of the Reigne 
of our soveraigne Lord King Charles, to grant bargan, sell 
Infeffe & Confirme vnto y^ sd Sainll Mauericke & other 
Pattentees there hey res & Assigns for euer, Certen pcells 
portions or Tracts of Land, Woods & Wood grounds w*^ 
appurtenances situate lijng & being on the North side of the 
River of Agamenticus In New England, with diverse other 
priuiledges in y^ sd Deede Expressed, as In & by the same 
doth & may more at large appeare/ And w^as y^ sd Samll 
Mauericke & William Geflferys Gentled one of the aforesd 
Pattentees by vertue of a former Pattent for the ^mises 
beareing Date y^ first day of Decemb"" : 1631 : vnto them & 
other Pattentees Granted by the gsident & Coiisell of New 
England, by there Deede written In paper vnder there hands 



Part I, Fol. 118. 

& seales beareing Date the Eleventh day of June, 1637 : 
For the Considerations in y^ sd deede expressed, Did giue 
grant & Confirme vnto y^ aforesd Koger Gard, his heyres & 
Assigns for ever, Oerten pcells of y^ sd Land, the same to 
bee bounded & sett out by Willi : Hooke Gentle! One other 
of the sd Pattentees/ And the sd William Hooke on the 
30*^ : day of July 1637 : did bound & sett out, the sd pcells 
of Land to the sd Koger Gard, according to y*^ true Intent & 
meaneing of the aforesd deede, as In & by y® same, amongst 
other thinges more at Large, It doth & may appeare ; Now 
these psents further Witnesseth that y® aforesd Sainll Mauer- 
icke, for & In Consideration of the great charge & trauell, 
the sd Roger Gard had bestowed, for y^ Aduancement & 
furtherance of the plantation of Agamenticus aforesd/ As 
alsoe for diverse other good Causes & valewable Considera- 
tions him y'^ vnto moueing, hath given granted, barganed, 
sould, Enfeffed & Confirmd & by these jpsents doth giue, 
grant, bargan, sell, EnfefFe & Confirme vnto y^ sd Roger 
Gard his heyres & Assigns all those severall pcells or Tracts 
of Land hereafter mentioned, with all & singular y® appur- 
tenances & eQy part & pcell y'" of, situate lijng & being on 
the North side of y^ River of Aagam*^ : aforesd, & now In 
y^ possession of the sd Roger Gard, vidz* ; One pcell of 
Land bounded with the Cooue next below y^ poynt of Land, 
lijng at the vpper end of the Long reach, & from y® sd Coue 
North East Joyneing w*^ y^ Land lately sett out to Henery 
Sympson, & from thence vp along the River side to y^ Land 
of John Barett, & Leonard Hunter, lately Enclosed, & from 
thence North East/more one pcell of Land bounded by y® river 
side, from the poynt of Land, at the vpper End of the reach 
next aboue the basse Cricke, with y^ secund brooke or freshett 
next aboue y® sd poynt of Land, & soe from those bounds 
North East/ & another pcell of Land neare the head of the 
Marsh bounded with the aforesd River on the West side the 
Land of the aforesd Willia : Hooke comanly Called his 
farme on the South side, & from thence vp to a Certen Oake 



Pakt I, FoL. 118, 119. 

Neare y^ Eiver side marked for a bound on the North side, 
& from thence North East togeather with a moyety or one 
halfe deale of all the Marsh Ground lijng betweene the farme 
house of the sd Willia : Hooke, & the next poynt of Land 
oposite aganst it, being part of this Last parcell of Land 
now Granted to Roger Gard, & from y^ Head of the sd 
]Marsh North East Joyning with the Land of the sd Willia : 
Hooke/ all the sd severall pcells of Land being bounded on 
the East side with the bounds of Agamenticus/ to haue & 
to hould the aforesd pcells of Land, & all other y° p^'mises 
with the ajipurtenances, vnto the sd Roger Gard his heyres 
& Assigns for ever/ The sd Roger Gard his heyres & 
Assign [s] yeilding paijng pformeing, & doeing for o'" p^'m- 
isses vnto our soveraigne Ld the King, his heyres & success- 
ors & to the Cheefe Lord or Ld^ of the Fee, all such Rents 
& Reseruations according to pportion, as the sd Sainll Mau- 
ericke, & other the sd Pattentees are bound to yeild, pay, 
pforrae, & do for the sd severall pcells of Land, and the 
sd Sainll Mauericke doth for him selfe his heyres & Assigns 
& for euery of them, Covenant promisse & grant two & with 
the [119] sd Roger Gard his heyres & Assigns, & to & with 
euery of them, by these psents, that y^ sd Roger Gard his 
heyres & Assigns & eQy of them, shall & may from tyme to 
tyme & at all tymes hereafter & hy & vnder the Rents & 
Reseruations aforesd peaceably & quiettly haue hould, occu- 
pie, possesse & Inioy all the aforesd pcells of Land & all & 
singular other the p'^misses with appurtenances & euery part 
& pcell y"" of in as large & beneiiciall a manner, to all Intents 
& purposes, as y® sd Sainll Mauericke, & other the sd 
Pattentees do or out to Inioy there sd Land by vertue of the 
sd Pattent without the lawfuU Lett, sujte, trouble, denjall, 
Eviction or expullsion of y^ sd Sainll Mauericke his heyres 
or Assigns, or of or by any other pson or psons w^soeuer, 
lawfully Clayeing the same or any part y^ of, In from by or 



Part I, Fol. 119. 

ynder him, or any of them/ In witnesse w^ of the ptys 
abouesd to these p^sent Indenturs there signes & seales 
Interchangebly haue sett yeoven the day & yeare first aboue 
written/ 

Sealed signed & Deliverd Samuell Mauericke (g^lie) 

In the p^'sence of those whose 
Names are vnderwritten/ 

Francis Champnoone/ 

Tho : Wannerton/ 

Clement Campion/ 

This Deede Assign'd ouer vnto Geo : Puddington of Gorge- 
ana for a debt of fiue pounds, due from Mr Roger Gard vnto 
the sd Geo : Puddington/ p mee Richd Vines of Sacoe/ Stuard 
Gener" of y® prouince of Mayne/ wit- 
my hand this 24*^ : Janv : 1645 : 

Richard Vines/ 

Witnesse these psents, that w^as this Deede Written was 
assignd to Geo : Puddington In some Considerations here 
mentioned, Wee Jo"^ : Davesse & Mary Dauesse his wife 
forfiily wife of Geo : Puddington deseased, do vpon good & 
valewable considerations j^ vnto us moueing, Assigne make 
ouer & Confirme o^ soole Interest & propriety of w^eQ Land 
& Meddows are mentioned In y^ deede with in written vnto 
John Gard M^chant now liueing at Boston to his heyres & 
assigns for ever/ witnesse o^ hands, this 15*^ : day of 
March : f ^ John Dauesse 

Signed In the psence of/ Mary Dauesse her 

Tho : Clarke/ Edw : Rishworth/ Marke M 

Vera Copia, of the Deede aboue written, & of those As- 

signem*^ with in mentioned, transcribed out of the Origi- 

nall & y^ with Compared this 19*^ : d : of March f ^ as 

Attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Pakt I, FoL. 119. 

I Richd Vines of Sacoe Gentle : Agent for Sir Fardind^ 
Gorges Knight, do by these psents giue, & Grant for and In 
the behalfe of Sir Fardinando Gorges abouesd, vnto Roger 
Gard of Agamenticus his heyres & Assigns for euer, fiuety 
Acers of Land vpon the south side of the sd Agamenticus 
River, lijng South West from the Now dwelling house of y'^ 
sd Roger Gard/ The bounds to bee at a Coue right ouer 
aganst the sd house, to a Cricke Incluseiuly at y^ vpper end 
of the Long reach, fiuety poole In length or y"" abouts vpon 
a streight lyne along the River side, from y® sd Cooue to 
y^ Cricke abouesd, & soe fi-om y^ head of y^ sd Cricke soe 
many poole South West, & soe agajne vpon a streight Lyne 
by all the breadth aforesd, till it cometh right with the 
abouesd Cove, to bee fiuety Acers or y abouts ; The sayd 
Roger Gard his heyres or Assigns yejlding, & paijng vnto 
the sd Sir Fardind" : Gorges his heyres or Assigns yearely 
Tavo shillings G'^, at y° feast of Michaell the Arke Angell, for 
eS/ In witnesse w''of, I haue here vnto sett my hand & 
scale this 25*^ : d : of March : 1639 : In the fourteenth yeare 
of o"" Soveraigne King Charles his Reigne/ 
Sealed & Delivered In y® Richard Vines 

Psenceof, {^^^>^ 

Edw : Godfrey/ This Deede Assign'd vnto Mr Geo : 

Hene : Tucker/ Puddington for a debt of fine 

The signe B of pounds due to y^ sd Geo : Pud- 

Arthur Bragdon/ dington for Mr Roger Gard de- 

seased/ p mee Richard Vines of 
Sacoe Stuard Gener^^ : for the 
prouince of Mayne Witnesse my 
hand, this 24th d : of Janv : 1645 : 
Richard Vines/ 
I Jo" : Dauesse of yorke, & Mary 
Dauesse my wife forfflily wife to 
Geo : Puddington do Assigne & Confirme 
o"^ whoole rightts & Interests of this 



Part I, Fol. 119, 120. 

Deede, vnto Jo" Gard M^'chant att 
Boston, to his heyres & Assigns for euer/ 
Witnesse o'' hands this 15 : of March :f ^ 
Signed In y^ psence of, John Dauesse 

Tho : Clarke/ Edw : Kishworth/ Mary Davesse 

her marke |V| 
A true Coppy of this deede aboue 
written & these two Assignm*% tran- 
scribed out of the Originall & y"^ with 
Compared this 19 : March f^ 
p Edw : Kishworth Re : C[or :] 



[120] This Indenture made the one & thyrty, day of 
May, In the yeare of our Lord one Thousand six hundred & 
sixtie, betweene George Cleeues of Falmouth In Cascoe bay 
in yorke Shyre New England Gentle : of the one part ; And 
Hope Allen of Boston In Suifocke New England Currier of 
the other part. Witnesseth that the sd Geo : Cleeus, for & 
in Consideration of a valewable some of Money to him in 
hand payd before the sealing & Delivery here of, as alsoe In 
Consideration an Anuall Rent of Eight shillings sterling p 
Ann : at or before the Twenty ninth day of Septemb'^ In eOy 
yeare from hence forth even for euer, for all seruices to bee 
payd by the sd Hope Allen, his heyres & Assigns 
Geo: Cleaves yuto the sd Gco : Clecucs his licyrcs, executors, 
Hope Allen Administrators or Assigns, hath granted, bar- 
ganed, sould, Enfeefft & Confirmed & by these 
psents do grant, bargane, sell, Enfeoffe & Confirme vnto the 
sd Hope Allen his heyres & Assigns, ffoure hundred Acers 
of Land Lijng togeather, being part vpland & part Meddow, 
bounded with a River Called Cascoe River South East, with 
the Lands of Ann Mitton & James Andrews Westwardly & 
soe to runne downe the River towards the sea, foure hun- 



Part I, Fol. 120. 

dred poole, according to sixteene foote & an halfe to every 
poole, & to runne Into y^ woods North West, Eight scoore 
poole vntill the sd foure hundred Acers bee fully Com- 
pleated, with all the Tymber wood & vnder wood y"" stand- 
ing, growing, or being, with other there appurtenances, & 
priuiledges to the same belonging, or any wages app^tayeing, 
w^h sd Land is part of a greater quantity, granted vnto the 
sd Cleeues p Sir Fardind^ : Gorges, & afterwards Confirmed 
vnto him the sd Cleeues by Barron Eigby/ To haue hould 
possesse and Inioy all & eQy the afore barganed praemisses, 
with the appurtenances as before bounded, vnto him the 
sayd Hope Allen, his hey res & Assignes, to the onely pper 
vsse & behoofe of y^ sd Hope Allen his heyres & assigns for 
euer, guided & vpon Condition that hee the sd hope Allen 
his heyres & Assigns do pay or Cause to bee payd the 
aforesd yearely Rent of Eight shillings p Ann^: for all ser- 
uices from hence forth by these psents to bee due to the 
sd Geo : Cleeues his heyres executors Administrators & 
assigns/ And the sd Geo : Cleeues for himselfe his heyres exe- 
cutors & Administrators vpon Condition as aforesd doth 
Covenant & grant to & with the sd Hoope Allen his heyres 
executors & Administrators & assigns p these p''sents, That 
y^ sd barganed p^'misses shall bee, & Continew to bee the 
proper Right, & Inheritance of y® sd Hope Allen, his heyres 
& Assigns for euer, with out any the Lett interruption or 
euiction of him the sd Geo : Cleeues, his heyres or assigns, 
or any Clameing any title clayme or Interest to the same, or 
any pt there of, from or vnder him, them, or any of them, 
& alsoe vpon Condition as aforesd shall & will warrant & 
Defend the same, aganst all Lawfull Claymes of anie other 
pson or psons w*soeuer/ It is further Covenanted & Con- 
cluded, & agreed vpon by & betweene the sd Hope Allen in 
y^ behalfe of him selfe, his heyres & Assigns of y^ one part, 
And the sd Geo : Cleeues his heyres, executors. Administra- 
tors & Assigns on y'^ other part. That hee y^ sd Geo : Cleeus 
his heyres, executors Administrators & Assigns shall haue 



Pakt I, FoL. 120. 

Lyberty, & hereby hath lawfull pouer, & at any tyme here 
after to distrayne vpon any part of the afore barganed p^'m- 
isses for the aforesd Anuall Kent, & arrerages thereof, in 
Case of Non payment, at the day as aforesd : In witnesse 
w^'of the sd George Cleeues, hath here vnto putt his hand & 
seale the Last day of May In the yeare of o^ Lord, One 
thousand six hundred & sixty/ 

Signed sealed & Deliverd George Cleeues/ 

In the gsence of vs/ (J^^^) 

Robert Howard Possession & season was Delivered vnto 
Not : publq^ : Hope Allen of all the Land mentioned 

Benjamin Chwing/ in this Deede vpon the 3d day of June 
Nicho : Bartlett his 1662: In the psence of these Wit- 
Marke/ A^ nesses, vnder written by mee 

Geo : Cleeues 
Testes Geo : Munioy Joanna Cleeue 

TheMarkeofGeo: byherMarkeC^ 

Lewis "p 
Anthony Brackett/ 

This writeing on the other side was acknowledged by Mr 

George Cleeues to bee his Act & Deede the eight day of 

June 1661 : before mee Jo" Endecott Gouer/ 

Entered & recorded in the page of the third 
booke of ReCords of the Notary buplike of 
the Massatusetts Coloney of New England 
this eight day of June 1661 : by Robert 
Howard prsedict : Not : pub? : Colonias prsedict :/ 
vera Copia transcribed out of the originall & therewith 

Compared this 9th day of June 1662 p Edw : Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 



Allen 



Bee it knowne by these psents that where as 
Mr Geo : Cleeues hath sould vnto Hope Allen of 
Boston foure hundred Acers of Land In Cascoe 
bay according to his Grant w^h was Granted to 



Part I, Fol. 120, 121, 



Mr Cleeue & my selfe Eichd Tucker, w^li Land Mr Cleeue 
hath delivered full & free possession of vnto j^ sd Hope 
Allen vpon the 3d day of June 1662 : to w'^h sayle & pos- 
session I do agree & Consent vnto, as witnesse my hand 
this third day of June 1662 : 



Witnesse 

Geo : Lewis his marke 
George Munioy/ 



i 



Kichd Tucker/ 

A true Coppy taken out of the 
originall, & y'with Com- 
pared this 9th day of June : 
62 : p Edw : Rishworth 
Re : Cor : 



Billing 

To 
his Mother 



[121] Know all hj these psents y* I John Billing of Kit- 
tery, In the County of yorke, do assigne & make ouer all 
my rightt right title, Which is to say, One Mayre 
&> Coult, One Cow, one heffer, one Calfe, Two 
Hoggs, two young shoates, & one Ewe & two 
Lambs, & my Marsh lijng & being In braue 
boate Harbour, vnto my Mother Elizabeth Thomasse dure- 
ing her life, & after her desease to returne vnto y^ aboue 
named John Billing/ Dated the one & Twenteth of June, In 
the yeare of o"" Lord One thousand six hundred sixty & two/ 
as Witnesse my hand/ 

The Marke of John 

Billing ///"J 

vera Copia of y^ assignement aboue 
written transcribed out of the 
originall & y'^with Compared this 
26 : June : 1662 : p Edw : Rish- 
worth Re : Cor : 



Geo : p Palmer 
his marke 

John Symones his 
marke JT 



These psents witnesseth that I Geo : Cleeues of Cascoe 
Gentle : haue given granted barganed, & by these gsents do 



Part I, Fol. 121. 

sell & Confirme vnto John Phillips of Cascoe, Millwright, 
fiuety Acers of Land togeather In Cascoe bay, & In the 
Kiver Called Pesumpsca, adioyneing to the now 
Cleave dwelling house of the sd Phillips, that is to say 

juo Phillips fiiie acers of Land adioyneing to fresh water 
Course, on the lower side of his house, & towards 
the sea the next fine Acers to the River, vpon a square downe 
the river, & y^ other fine & fourty Acers aboue the sd house, 
to begine at the sd fresh water, & soe to goe vp the river by 
the water side to j^ next valie or Coue, supposed to bee 
fourty pooles or y^ abouts, from y^ sd house, & vpon that 
breadth to runne Into y^ woods, all along y^ water Course, 
vntill the hue & forty Acers bee ended, togeather with the 
sayd water Course & benefitt there of, for the Erecting of a 
Mill or Mills, togeather with all and singular woods, & vnder 
woods, and Tymber trees, & all other pfitts, & Imunitys 
there vnto belonging, & all this to bee Adiacent vnto the 
Tenn Acers of Meddow, by mee fornily granted to him the 
sd John Phillips, & his heyres & assigns for euer, w'^h tenn 
Acers of Meddow is expressed in an other grant, for & In 
Consideration of a some of money to mee in hand payd, 
before the Insealeing here of, to haue & to hould all y® sd 
Lands, & p^misses of & from the sd Geo : Cleeue, vnto him 
the sd John Phillips, & his heyres & assignes for euer/ 
Yeilding & paijng therefore yearely, & euery yeare for euer 
the yearely rent, one shilling, & paijable vpon eQy nine & 
Twenteth day of Septemb'' euery yeare for eh), & yeilding & 
paijng alsoe one days worke euery yeare for one man for all 
seruices, & demands & this grant is to bee Inrowled accord- 
ing to o'' constituttions/ In witnesse where of I haue here 
vnto sett my hand & scale this third day of May In the 
yeare 1658 : 

Witnesse vs, George Cleeue (geaie) 

Geo : Munioy/ vera Copia, transcribed out of the origi- 
John Clays nail & y^ with Compared this 30*^ of 

June 62 : p Edward Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 121, 122. 

Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents, y* I Will : 

Hooke of Sawlesbury jVFchant do giue vnto Mary Jewell 

of Gorgeana, the wife of Sainell Jewell, my part 

Hook Qf ^i^Q Necke of Land, which the one halfe is 

To 

Jewel granted vnto Jo" : Allcocke & John Hurde, alsoe 

Tw[en] 20: ty Acers of vpland lijng & being, 
betwixt the Lotts of Richd Bankes & John Allcocke, on 
y^ north East side of the little River, by Cape Nuddocke 
beach, & akoe the Marsh w^^h lyeth by the lott of John 
Allcocke aforesd, Joyneing alsoe to Cape Xuddocke beach, 
vpon this Condition, that If I the sd Willia : Hooke do not 
returne for New England, then I do freely giue and absolute 
grant the sd Land & Meddow, vnto the sd Mary & her 
heyres for euer/ In witnesse w'" of I haue here vnto sett 
my hand & scale this 24 : day of July, 1()50 : 
Signed sealed & Deliud Willial Hooke (^^^^J 

In the psence of vs/ 

Basill Parker/ A True co[)py transcribed out of the 

The Marke O of Originall, & there with Compared/ 

Elizabeth Allcocke/ p Edward Rishworth Re : Cor : 

30th June: 1662: 



Know all men by these psents, that I Robert Edge, now 
of Kittery, sometyms of yorke, for & in Consideration of 
the some of Eightt pounds to mee In hand payd, by' Peter 

Twisden of the Yles of shoales fisher man, do 
^'^"^ sell, grant, giue & Confirme, my soole right & 

Twisden Interest, of a Certen Tract of Meddow ground, 

granted vnto mee by the Towne of yorke, Con- 
tayeing the quantity of three acers more, or lesse, lijng & 
being In the Westerne branch, on y^ South side of the river 
of yorke, bounded with Phillip Addams his Marsh on the 
West side, & Sainell Allcocks Marsh on y^ East side, [122] 
vnto the aforesd Peter Twisden, to his heyres, & Assigns for 



Part I, Fol. 122. 

ever ; To haue & to hould the whoole gmisses abouesd, with 
the appurtenaDces y^ vnto belonging, from mee the sd Edge, 
my heyres, Administrators & Assigns, vnto the aforesd Peter 
Twisden his heyres & Assigns for ever/ In witnesse w^'of I 
haue here vnto sett my hand, & seale, this Three & Twenteth 
day of Aprill: 1662: 
Signed sealed, & Deliud, Eobert R E Edge 

In the psence of/ his marke (g^aie) 

John Twisden/ Florence Edge her 

Job Allcocke/ marke /^ ^ 

Peter Edge his Marke E 
A true Coppy of this bill of sayle transcribed out of the 
originall & therewith Compared this 30 : June : 62 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



This Indenture made the tenth day of August In y^ yeare 
1657 : betweene Greorge Cleeue of Cascoe, In the prouince 
of Lygonia Gentle : on the one party, & John Phillips of the 
same place Mill Wright, on the other party, Witnesseth that 

the sd Geo : Cleeue, for & in Consideration of the 
Cleave some of fiucty shillings, to mee In hand payd 

Phillips before the sealeing, & delivery here of, and for 

other Considerations mee y'' vnto moueing, haue 
given, granted, barganed & sould, & by these psents do 
grant, sell & Confirme vnto him y^ sd Jo° : Phillips & to his 
heyres, & assigns for euer, fiuety Acers of Land In Cascoe 
bay, & In y^ River Called Passumschaa, that is to say fourty 
Acers of Land Adioyeing to y^ last Falls, In y* River w'^h 
falleth Into y® sea, or sault water. In Cascoe bay to bee 
taken from y^ falls downward, by the River side, on y^ south 
west side of the Riuer as neere to a square as may stand 
w*^ Conveniety for the sd John Phillips his vsse/ In respect 
of bujlding, & planting or makeing of Daines for his In- 



Part I, Fol. 122. 

tended Mill, or Mills ; And alsoe the other Tenn Acers to 
bee taken In y^ same Eiver, & on the same side of the River 
at a Certen Cricke, Called the long Marsh, & betweene the 
sd IMill Falls, & the Land granted to Richd Martine, 
togeather with all Woods, vnder woods, & Tymber Trees, 
& all other benefitts w^h is or may bee growing on y® sd 
demised p^'misses, with free lyberty of fishing, & fowleing 
In any part of the p'^misses, or In the River Adioyneing ; 
As alsoe to vsse any lawfull trayd, or Tradeing according to 
our Constitutions, Confirmed by the supreame authority of 
England, yeilding, & paijng y'fore to the State or Coinan 
Wealth of England, one fifth part of all the gould & siluer 
Oare, that is to bee found vpon any part of the p'misses, & 
yeilding & paijng vnto the sd Geo : Cleeue, & to his heyres, 
& assigns the yearely Rent of Twelue peence, & one dayes 
worke for one man, to bee payd at or before euery nine & 
Twenteth day of Septeml/ : yearly & euery yeare for euer, 
for all sceruices & deinands : And Lastly I the sd Geo : 
Cleeue do pmisse & Grant vnto y^ sd John Phillips & his 
assigns, that I will seale, & Deliuer vnto him or his afore 
sayds. Assurance, Convayance, or Assurances, for y^ firme 
makeing of the p^'misses, as by his or y"" Counsell Learned 
in the Laws shall bee Aduizd or required, and In testimony 
here of the both party s haue herevnto this gsent Indenture, 
Interchangably putt there hands, & seales the day & yeare 
first aboue Written/ 
Sealed signed & Delivered, Geo : Cleeue L^l^A 

In the psence of vs/ 

Georg Lewis his 

Marke jC 

Ann Lewis her Marke J^ ^ 

A True Coppy of this Deed aboue 
Written, transcribed out of the 
Originall, & y^ with Compared, 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 
30th June : 62 : 



Part I, Fol. 122, 123. 

Know all men by these psents y* I william Phillips of 
Sacoe, for diuerse good Causes, & Considerations mee y^ vnto 
moueing, doe giue, grant, Inifeffe, & Confirme, & hath by 
this psent Deede, given granted, Infeeffed & Confirmed, vnto 
William Scadlocke of Cape Porpus planter, all that his 
Messuage or tenement built at his owne pper 
Phillips Q^gi- ^ Charo^es, & alsoe three hundred Acers 

To ^ ' 

scadioc^ of Land, and all the Meddow ground, or Marsh 

Adioyneing to it, w^h sd Land was forfiily giuen 
to him by the Townes men of Cape Porpus ; In the yeare 
fiuety three, but they haueing noe Right to giue it ; I do 
Confirme it to him with two Iletts In the Marsh, w% sd Land 
is bounded with Certen marked Trees on the south west, 
neare a peece of Land fenced by Grego : Jefferys, w°h was 
Marked, [123] by the Townes men of Cape Porpus, & soe 
to the River along vp to the falls of the sayd River, & soe 
vp into the Countrey along the lyne by Sacoe bounds, till 
the three hundred Acers bee Compleated or Accomplished, 
& all the priuiledges there to belonging, to him & his heyres 
for euer/ y eliding & paijng to y^ aboue Named William 
Phillips his heyres, or Assigns acknowledgment or rent, 
one dayes worke In a yeare/ Alsoe the sayd William 
Phillips doth out of a Tract of Land, reserue to him selfe & 
heyres or Assigns, all that Marsh, or Meddow from a sta[ke] 
by the River side, to a Rocke by the vpland, & soe to a pond 
In the Marsh, & soe by streight lyne to y^ falls ouer a Necke 
of Land, all w'^h Meddow to the River vp to the falls, alsoe 
to Cutt pine trees for a Saw Mill If I shall haue Occasion for 
it/ And I willia : Phillips do promisse & Couen* : for my 
selfe & heyrs that y^ sd William Scadlocke his heyres & 
Assigns, shall peaceably Inioy the same without any lett, or 
disturbance of y^ sd William Phillips, or any pson by or 



Part I, Fol. 123. 

vnder him/ Witnesse my hand & seale this : 19*^ : day of 
August: 1661: 

Eobert Booth/ William Phillips Q^^) 

Water Penuell his 

marke i " — vera Copea, transcribed out of the 

Symeon booth his originall & y"* with Compared this 

Marke S 3d of July : 62 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 
This Deede was mayd by Leef * : AYilliam Phillips, acknowl- 
edged to bee his Act this j of July, 1662 : 

Henery Joclein Justis of quo'" : 
vera Copia Edw : Rishworth/ 



Know all men by these psents, that I George 
Taylor's Tavlor of b'dcke poynt planter, & alsoe Mar^-er- 

Power of '^ I J L "> o 

Attorny ett my wife, late Widdow to Philb'p Hinkeson 

Hhikson of Sacoe fisherman, sometyms of the Towne of 

Hobberion In the County of Deavon Shyre (the 
aforesd psons being now resident In the puince of Mayne In 
New England) do Constitute & ordayne my beloued frejnd 
& Kinesman Peter Hinckson fisher man. In the sd County 
of Deauo : for us & to our vsse, & for the vsse of the Two 
Daughters, & y° sd Phillip ; Saraih & Merribay Hinkeson 
lawfully begotten, on the sd Maigerett, & borne In Wedd- 
locke, as alsoe wee do Impoure the sd Peter to appoynt Con- 
stitute an Atterny, or Atturneys for us, & to our vsse, & to 
the vsse of the 2 daughters, of y^ sd Phillips aforesd, being 
vnder age, to arrest deihand receaue lett & lelfc out a Tene- 
ment In the Towne of Heberton aforesd, lately In the pos- 
session of John Wedge & his wife, & belonging to y'^ sayd 
Phillip as his Inheritance, as alsoe to demand & receaue rent 
arrers of Rent, alsoe to accquitt & discharge all such psons 
whom it shall Concerne/ And vpon any mans refusall of the 



Part I, Fol. 123, 

p^misses to arrest Impryson to sue att the law & Impleade, 
as alsoe to make Composition, or any other Act or acts that 
may tend to y® benefitt of vs, & the two Daughters aforesd, 
of Phillip Hinkeson desesasd & to witnesse to the treuth 
hereof, wee haue sett our hands & scales this 20*^ June : 62 : 
& In the fourteenth yeare of the Reigne of our soveraigne 
Lord the King/ 

Witnesses Geo : Taylo'' his Marke ^^ (,^5^) 

Henery Joclein/ Margerett Taylor 

Jos : Scottowa/ her marke ^} (ma?ke) 

vera Copia transcribed out of the originall & y'^with Com- 
pared this 4th : July : 62 : p Edw : Rishworth ReCor : 



These psents witnesseth that I John Smyth of Dunsta : 
haue barganed & sould, & by these psents haue given & 
granted vnto James Gibbines of Sacoe, his heyres, executors 
Administrators & assigns, all my Lands & 
Smith Marshes, with house & houses with all the appur- 

Gibbins tenances thereto belonging, w*^ all my right & 

Title y* I haue or may haue, with all my Cattle 
& swine that I haue & y^ standing Corne w'^h is expressed 
In an Inventory, to haue & to hould to him his heyres exe- 
cutors Administrators & Assigns, from mee my heyres 
executors administrators & assigns for euer, as witnesse my 
hand this 2und day of SeptemV : 61 : 
Signed sealed & Delivefd John Smyth (seSe) 

In p^'sence of 

Hene : Watts Coinissio'" A true Coppy taken out of the 
John Wakefejld his marke originall & y^ with Compared 

July : 4 : 62 : p Edw Rish- 
worth Re : Cor : 



/^ 



Paet I, FoL. 124. 

[124] Know all men by these psents, that I Jo" Baly 
now resident at the Ylees of shoales, for the loue good Will 
& affections y* I haue & beare towards my sun In law, 
Michaell Endell fisher man, & now resident at y^ Yles of 
shoales aforesd, & alsoe for other good Causes 
Baiey j^^g ^|-^g g^j Baly there vnto moueing, haue given 

Endell granted barganed & assigned & made ouer all my 

whoole right title Clay me & Interest to the 
house & all the appurtenances y^aito belonging, or any ways 
app^'tayeing, vnto mee the sd John Baly, w^h is expressed on 
the other side. In as large & ample manner as Is expressed 
by the Inclosed bill of sayle on the other side, to the sd 
Michaell Endall his heyres executors Administrators or 
assigns for euer, to haue & to hould & peaceably & quiettly 
to Inioy w^^'out any lett hinderance trou])le Denyall or Eua- 
sion from any pson or psons lawfully Clayeing any right title 
or Interest In the aforesd house or In any pt or pcell y^'of, 
from by or vnder mee the sd John Balie or any agents or 
assigns of mine/ In Witnesse w^of I haue here vnto sett my 
hand & scale this seauenteenth of May In the foureteenth 
yeare of the Reigne of o'" Soveraigne Lord Charles the sec- 
und by the Grace of god, of England, Scottland France & 
Ireland King, Defend'' of the faith/ Anno Dom2 : 1662 : 
Signed sealed & Delived John Baly L^^^A 

In the ]3sence of vs, 

John Frost/ 

John Addams his marke _ 7 ^ 

This lustrum* acknowledged to bee the Act & Deede of 
Jo° Balie, In the gsence of the Court : before Edw : Rishworth 

July : 3 : 62 : Re : Cor : 



To all Christean people to whom these gsents shall Come, 
know yee that I Mathew Gyles of Oyster River, for & in 



Part I, Fol. 124. 

Giles Consideration of the some of nine pounds 

Baiy sterlg, to mee In hand already pd haue given 

granted barganed & sould vnto John Baly fish- 
erman now resident on the yles of shoales, all that my 
house on the aforesd Yland. I do hereby fully, freely, & 
absolutely Assigne, & sett ouer the aforesd house with the 
appurtenances there vnto belonging, or any app^'tayeing, 
vnto the aforesd John Balie his heyres executors administra- 
tors & Assigns for euer/ to haue & to hould and peaceably 
to Inioy, & quiettly to possesse to him the sd Baly his 
heyres executors, administrators & Assigns for eQmore, with 
out the lett, trouble denjall, euiction, or expulsion of mee 
the sd Mathew Gryles my heyres or assigns, or of any other 
pson or psons w^soeuer, lawfully Clayeing y^ same, or any 
part or pcell y^of. In from by or vnder mee the sd Mathew 
Gyles, or any of them In witnesse w^of, I haue here vnto 
sett my hand & scale this 27 : June 1659 : 
Signed sealed & Deliuied, The Marke of j^.^ 

In the psence of us/ Mathew Gyles W 

Nicho : Shapleigh/ This Deede was acknowledged by 

John Shapleigh/ the abouesd Mathew Gyles be- 

fore mee this 27 : 4th : 59 : 

Nic : Shapleigh 
vera Copia of this Deede transcribed out of the Originall 
& y'with Compared this 5 : July : 62 : p Edw : Rish worth 

Re : Cor : 



Witnesse these psents, y* I John Allcocke of yorke, do in 
Consideration of a pcell of vpland, w4i I haue receaud of Mr 
Abra : Preble of yorke, lijng next aboue my owne farme, 
aboue In y^ Marshes, Contayeing the quantity of Twentie 
Acers, w'^h 20 Acers of Land was layd out vnto the sd Abra : 
Preble by Hene : Symson according to Mr Will- 
Aicock iam Hooke his order July : 19 : 45 : Grant 

Preble exchange, assigne, make ouer, & Confirme my 



Part I, Fol. 124, 125. 

soole right & Interest of Twenty Acers of vpland, lijng 
on y® North side of the little River, at Cape Nuttacke 
beach, tenn Acers w'* of was from an Immediate Grant 
of Mr Will ; Hooke himselfe, beareing Date July 16 : 50 : & 
Tenn Acers Assign'd to mee p Jo" : Hoard, Granted vnto 
the sd Hoeard p y^ aforesd Willia^: Hooke, as may appeare 
by a Grant given the 16 : of July : 1650 : the soole right & 
Interest w'' of, I do fully & absolutely grant, vnto the sd 
Abra : Preble, his heyres and Assignes for euer/ Witnesse 
my hand this 16 : day : of Janv : 1655/ 
Signed In p^'sence of John Allcocke/ 

Edw : Rishworth/ 

John Davesse/ 

Vera Copia, of this Instrument aboue written transcribed 
out of y^ originall, & there with Compared, this 2und day 
of August : 1662 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[125] The some of Mr Hene : Nortons Land, & Marsh 

lijng with in the bounds of yorke, 1658 : as It is 

Nortons entered In y*^ Towne booke/ Six Acers of Land, 

Land in 

York or there abouts Inclosed, neere his dwelling 

house/ Eightt Acers of Marsh vp the River or 
there abouts, granted to him by Mr Vines/ 

Twenty Acers of vpland lijng on the North side of Scitu- 
ate hy way, tenn of it given him by the Towne, formerly, the 
other tenn given p Mr Hooke/ 

Twenty Acers given him p the Towne of Yorke, lijng 
neare scituate fejld, & all layd out by us/ 

Robert Knightts/ 
Nicho : Davis/ 
Who were appoynted by the select men to doe it/ 
A true Coppy of these grants of Mr Nortons aboue writ- 
ten, transcribed out of the Towne booke this 20^^ of Sep- 
temb^ : 62 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 125. 

Wee the select men of the Towne of yorke, haue given Mr 

Hene : Norton, Twenty Acers of vpland lijng on 

'^^^^ the backe side of the Towne Lotts, vpon the 

Norton North West side of the path, wich goeth to Cape 

Nuttacke/ July : 20 : 56 : 

Peter Weare/ 
A true Coppy transcribed out of the John AUcocke/ 

original!, & y'^with Compared p Kichd Bankes 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : Robert Knightt/ 

Nic : Dauis/ 



I Edw : Godfrey of Yorke Gentlem : do for diverse good 

Causes & Considerations y^'vnto mee moueing, 

Godfrey g-[^Q OTant, lufcffe & Coufirmc, vnto Mr Hene : 

To ^ ^ 

Norton Nortou of the sd Towne, fourty Acers of vpland, 

lijng & being on the South West side, of the 
parting of the River of Yorke, next Adioyneing to a pcell of 
Land, w^h In the aforesd place I haue given to William 
Moore, & phillip Adams, betweene y* & the outmost bounds 
of the sd Land Noreward/ In witnesse w"* of I haue here 
vnto sett my hand, the 7*^ : of July : 1654 : 
Witnesse Edw : Rishworth/ p mee Edw : Godfrey/ 

Geo : Parker his marke 



A true Coppy transcribed out of the original! , & y^ with 
compared this : 21*^ : SeptemV : 62 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



The Depositions of Mr Edw : Johnson & Robert Knightts, 

aged about sixty odd years/ 

These Deponents being sworne do affirme, that Mr Richd 

Vines neere twenty yeares past, or y^ abouts, gaue vnto Mr 

Hene : Norton as his proper right, all & every part of those 



Part I, Fol. 125. 

slipps & pcells of Meddow lijng along the River of yorke, 

on the South West side there of, begining att a 

Johnson Redd Oake, on the Westermost side of the ould 

Knight Mill Cricke, & ending at that foure Acers of 

Test. Meddow w'^h was forfiily sould p Robert Knightt, 

Norton & now is In the possession of Edw : Rish worth, 

& further sayth not/ 

August : 16 : 62 : Taken vpon oath before mee Edw : 

Rishworth Assotiate 

A true Coppy of these depositions, taken out of the origi- 
nall & j' with Compared this 26 : Septemb'" : 62 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Witnesseth these ^sents, y* I Edw : Johnson of yorke. In 

Consideration of Twenty pounds, w'^h p contract I am to 

receaue of John Pearse of yorke, Nine pounds 

Johnson w"* of I hauc already receaud of him, do sell bar- 

To . 

Pearse gan & make ouer my soole right & Interest of a 

Tract of vpland w'^h for severall yeares my selfe 

haue possessed, w^'In my ould fejld w^'h I lived vpon, & 

house, with y' fejld Mathew Austine had of mee are both 

Included, w% pcell of Land lyeth along by the River side, 

& soe runneth backeward soe fare as the hy way, next 

Adioyneing to John Parkers Land, doth extend, being 

bounded on each side by a small fresh water Cove, On the 

South East Adioyneing to Andrew Everetts Lott, & on the 

North West side, by a small fresh water Cove next to 

Arthur Bragdons on the North West/ I do alsoe sell vnto 

the sd John Pearse, all my title & Interest of three Acers 

of sault Marsh, lijng on the North West branch of the River 

of yorke/ I the aforesd Edw : do likewise Ingage, that at y^ 

end of three yeares tyme from the Date hereof, Mathew 

Austine shall Deliver the fejld aforesd w'^h now hee Improu- 

eth of mine, vnto the sd John Pearse or his assigns. In my 

behalfe, as his owne proper right, Well & sufficiently fenced 



Part I, Fol. 125, 126. 

In, & In the meane tjme to allow him one dayes worke 
yearely, for the acknowledgment & Confirmation of his 
right : for Confirmation w^'of, Namely of all my soole right 
& Interest of the vpland & Meddow aboue specify d, with all 
priuiledges belonging there vnto, I do Ingage my selfe my 
heyres, & my assigns, to make good & Defend aganst all 
Titles & clames w*soeuer, from my selfe or any other, vnto 
the sd Pearse his heyres & Assigns for ever/ witnesse my 
hand & scale this 11**^ : day of Novemb^ : 1660 : 
Signed sealed & Deliverd Edw : Johnson (g^^ie) 

In y^ psence of, 

Edw : Rishworth/ Robert Nanny/ Benjamen Johnson his 

Marke B jf 

[126] This bill of sayle is acknowledged by Edw : John- 
son to bee his Act & deede this 11*^ : day of Novemb'" : 60 : 
before mee Edw : Rishworth Assotiate/ 

A true Coppy of this Instrum* with In written, transcribed 
out of the originall & there with Compared this Thurty day : 
of SeptemV : 1662 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

These gsents do witnesse, that I John Pearse of yorke 
fisher man, vpon good Considerations there vnto mee moue- 
ing, vidz* : Twenty foure pounds to mee In hand 
I'earse payd p Tho : Donell of yorke & Andrew Healy 

Doneii of the Yles of Shoales fishermen, do giue grant 

& assigne my soole right & Interest of a pcell of 
Meddow & vpland, w^h I forfily bought of Mr Edw : John- 
son, as is expressed In this bill of sayle according to tenour 
of it, vnto the aforesd Thomas Donell, & Andrew Healy, 
to y'" heyres & assigns for ever/ witnesse my hand this 
29'^ day of Septemb'^ : 1662 : John Pearse his 

Signed & Delivered Marke ^T^ 

In the fsence of ■ 

Edw ; Rishworth/ Vera Copia of this Assignem* : 

James Grant Called the taken out of the originall this 

Scotchman his marke X j * of OctoV : Q2 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Pact I, Fol. 126. 

Know all men by these P^'sents, that I John Wadleigh of 
Wells, In the County of Yorke Shyre, & Robert Wadleigh 
my sun who is Joynt purchaser with my selfe, haue sould 
vnto Danjell Epps of Ipswidge In the County of Essex 
Gentle : some Certen pcells of Land, purchased by the fore- 
mentioned John & Robert Wadleigh of the 
Wadleigh Indcaus who were the true proprietors y'^of, as 

Epps doth most playnely & euidently appeare, by the 

Deede of sayle made by the sd Indeans vnto the 
sd Wadleighs, & alsoe sufficiently Attested vnto ; The Tracts 
of Land lyeth In the manner following vidz* : All the Land 
betweene Cape Porpus River & Kenebunke River, (the Land 
onely excepted, that lyeth In the possession of Buckeland, 
Danjell Pearse, Mr WilliaTSymonds, & John Cheater) from 
the sea wall betweene Cape Porpus River, & Kenebunke 
River, soe to y^ great falls, that are vpon Cape Porpus 
River, w^h are by Estimation about seaven or eight Miles 
from the sea, with a streight lyne to Kenebunke River, vp In 
the Countrey, & all the Tract of Land that is betweene Cape 
Porpus River & the little River, that lyeth behind the Towne, 
John Sanders his Land, togeather (with y^ Towne lotts onely 
excepted) togeather with all the Tymber y* is vpon this side 
of the little River, out of the Towne lotts, vidz* : of the side 
next Tottnocke, not exceeding one mile & an halfe In breadth 
from the River, with the free vsse & right to the whoole 
River for a Saw Mill or Mills, prouided It extend not to the 
abridgem* : of the house lotts/ Which parcells of Land are 
to runne, as hy vp Into the Countrey from the little River 
to Kenebunke River, as the great Falls vpon Cape Porpus 
River, In a streight Lyne from River to Riuer ; I say sould 
the whoole right vnto the sd parcells of Land, that I haue 
by vertue of our Indean Purchase vnto the aforesd Danjell 
Epps, his hey res, executors. Administrators & Assigns freely 
to Inioy & possesse, gmissing & secureing him from all 
rightts, titles, or Claymes, that shall or may arise from mee, 
or any of mine. I doe alsoe sell vnto the sd Danjell Epps, 



Part I, Fol. 126. 

all the Marsh y* lyeth on this side the little River, with In a 
mile & an halfe of y® little River, soe hy vp as my Indean 
Right Runnes, Thyrty Acers excepted that I will reserve to 
my selfe, or any that is In mine or my suns possession. I 
Danjell Epps do alsoe Ingage to allow to y® ould Webb one 
bushell of Indean Corne by the yeare soe long as shee 
liueth. It being a part of the Induction layd vpon the 
aforesd Wadleigh, by the Sagamore who was the proprietor 
of the sd Lands, vnto w^h p^misses I John Wadleigh Senjo"^ 
with Robert Wadleigh my sun haue here vnto sett our 
hands & seales this Instant yeare of o^ Lord God, Anno : 
One thousand six hundred fiuetie nine/ sixty, March the 
thyrteenth/ 

Sealed, subscribed & Deliverd, The marke of -^-^ 

In the psence of vs, Witnesse, John Wadleigh/ (g^ie) 
John Wollcot/ The Marke T Robert Wadleigh/ (^^^^e) 
of John Cheater/ 

This lustrum* : Acknowledged to bee y^ Act & 
Deed of Jo" : Wadleigh y« 16*^ : of Octob'" : 
62 : before Edw : Rishworth Assotiate/ 

This is to testify that I Robert Wadleigh with the Consent 
of my father, & In his behalfe, do In the psence of vs whose 
names are vnderwritten deliver vnto Mr Danjell Epps, the 
whoole Tract or Tracts of Land, Tymber, & Meddow 
according as is expressed In the Deede of sayle, of the 
other side this wrighting, by Twigg & Turffe Deliverd Into 
Danjell Epps his hand, as his soe purchased, possession this 
14*^ : March : 1659 : 60 : Robert Wadleigh/ 

Witnesse William Symonds/ 
John Everell/ 

vera Copia, of this Deede aboue written, with the posses- 
sion Deliuered as aboue expressed, transcribed out of the 
originall, & y with Compared y' : 17*^ day of OctoV : 1662 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 127. 

[12T] Know all men by these psents, y* I Samell Aus- 
tine of Wells, In the County of yorke, In Consideration of 
a valewable some to mee In hand payd, haue sould vnto 
Danjell Epps of Ipswidge, In the County of Essex Gentle : 
& by these p^'sents, do giue, grant, bargane, sell, alliene & 
Confirme, vnto y^ aforesd Danjell Epps, & his 
Austin heyres for ever, some Certen Tracts of Land, 

Epps vpland, & Marsh, Conteyneing of vpland two 

hundred Acers, of Marsh fiueteene or sixteene 
Acers, sittuated lijng & being In y^ bounds of Wells, 
aforesd/ The Marsh lyeth by the side of Cape Porpus River, 
haueing y^ sd Eiver, on the North East, a little peace of 
Marsh on the South East, of aboute Hue acers, that was 
John Sanders his Marsh, John Sanders his vpland on the 
South west, &'Mr Gouch his Marsh on y'^ North West The 
aforesd vpland, lyes hyer vp the River, & hath the River 
vpon the North East, Mr Gouches Land, that was, vpon the 
South East, & is Compleated vpon the South west, & North 
West, Into y^ Countrey/ W^'h Land I haue sould vnto the 
aforesd Danjell Epps, to haue, & to hould quiettly & peace- 
ably to Inioy togeather, with all the Tymber gfetts priui- 
ledges, & appurtenances, belonging to the same, vnto the 
soole, & gper vsse, & behoofe, of the sd Daniell Epps, his 
heyres executors. Administrators, & assigns for euer/ In 
witnesse w'^vnto I haue sett my hand & scale, this Instant 
yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred sixty two, 
Octob"" eighteenth/ 

Subscribed sealed & Delivered Sainuell Austine (geaL) 
In y® p'^sence of us/ This was acknowledged, to bee the 
Jos : Bowles/ Act & Deede of Samuell Austine, 

Morgan Howell his before us the Coihissio" of Wells 

Marke N H this 20*^ of Octob^ : 62 : 

Ezekell Knightts/ 
Willia : Hammons/ 
A true Coppy of this Instrume* aboue written, transcribed 
out of y® originall & y'^with Compared, this 24 : Octob'' : 62 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor ; 



Part I, Fol. 127. 

Know all men whome It may Concerne, that I Harlaken- 

den Symonds of Wells, In the County of Yorke 

symonds Gentle^: In Consideration of a Certen some of 

To 

EppB good & Currant pay to mee In hand payd, by 

Danjell Epps of Ipswidg In the County of Essex 
Gentle : haue barganed, & sould, & by these psents do giue, 
grant, bargane, sell, aliene & Confirme, vnto the sd Danjell 
Epps & his heyres for euer, a Certen Tract of vpLand Con- 
tayneing Two hundred Acers, scituate lijng & being In the 
bounds of Wells abouesd, Adioyneing to the East side of 
Cape Porpus River, soe Called In Wells aforesd, begining 
at the North side of Danjell Pearses vpland, & alsoe on the 
North side of ould Littlefejlds Marsh, as It hath beene 
Called, & soe Ruriing by the sd River, about foure scoore 
Rodd In breadth, to a small Runne, & soe to runne East at 
an eequall breadth, till Two hundred Acers bee Compleated. 
As It is Recorded In the Towne booke of Wells/ To haue & 
to hould all the sd Tract of Land, with all the Tymber, gfetts, 
priuiledges, & -appurtenances belonging to the same, to the 
soole & gper vsse, & behoofe of the sd Danjell Epps, his 
heyres, executors, & Assign [s] for ever/ In witnesse 
w^'of I the sd Harlakenden Symonds, haue here vnto sett my 
hand, & scale/ Dated the Twelth of Marsh In the yeare 
of grace, Sixteene hundred & fifty nine/ sixty/ 
Subscribed, sealed, & Delive- Harlakenden Symonds (geaie) 
red, In the p^'sence of This was acknowledged to bee 

James Chutte/ y^ Act & Deede of the sd 

Anthony Day his marke 11 Harlakenden Symonds 17th 
Martha Symonds/ day of Janvary Anno Domil : 

1661 : before mee, 

Samell Symonds/ 
vera Copia of this Deede aboue written, transcribed out of 
the originall, & y^with Compared this 25*^ day of Octob"" : 62 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 127, 128. 

Know all men p these p^sents, y* I John Gouch Senjo'", of 
Wells In y® County of yorke, In Consideration of a Certen 
some of Current pay to mee In hand payd by Danjell Epps 
of Ipswidge, In the Countie of Essex Gentle : 
Gouch haue barganed & sould & by these psents do 

Epps giue, grant, bargane, sell, aliene, & Confirme, 

vnto the sd Danjell Epps, & his heyres for ever, 
a Certajne Tract of vpland, & Marsh, y^ vpland Contayneing 
Two hundred & fiuetie acers, the Marsh Contayneing be- 
tweene thirtie & fourtie acers, scituated, lijng, & being in 
the bounds of Wells abouesd, Adioyneing to the South East 
side of Cape Porpus river, soe Called In Wells abouesd, the 
Marsh begining next vnto Sainuell Austines, which was & 
forfiily knowne by the name of Cutts, his Marsh, & lyeth 
about North West, aboue itt, haueing Cape Porpus River, 
on the on the South East, & John Sanders his land on the 
North west, vnto a Cricke w'^h is Called the secund Cricke, 
& soe runnes vnto the Lower Falls, of Cape Porpus River/ 
The vpland begines att the secund Cricke, haueing John 
Sanders his vpland, on the South East, the Marsh, & River 
on the North East, Sainell Austines Land y* was on the 
North West, & is Compleated South West/ I say I haue 
sould the whoole Tract of vpland, & Marsh vnto Danjell 
Epps, to haue, & to hould quiettly to possesse, & Inioy, 
with all the rightts, titles, priuiledges, & appurtenances, 
y^'vnto belonging, promissing, & secureing him from all 
rightts, titles, y* shall or may bee layd there vnto, by any 
w*soeuer, & for the full Confirmation here of, I the aforesd 
John Gouch Senjo"", do bind my selfe, my heyres, executors 
Administrators & Assigns, vnto the aforesd Danjell Epps, 
his heyres, executors, Administrators [128] & assigns, &here 
vnto I haue sett my hand & scale, this Instant yeare of our 



Part I, Fol. 128. 

Lord, One thousand six hundred sixty & two, October, the 
Twenteth/ 

Subscribed, sealed, & John Gouch Senjo^ (maSe) 

Delivered, In the And I Ruth Gouch the wife of y® 
psence of us, abouesd John Gouch Senjo"", do 

John Gouch Junjo"*/ resigne vp, all my rightt of all the 
Elihew Wardell/ Land aboue specifyd, vnto the 

aforesd Danjell Epps, w^'vnto I 
haue sett my hand this 20*^ : of 
OctoV : 1662 : Euth Gooch/ 
This Deede of Sayle of John Gouch Senjo^, was acknowl- 
edged to bee his Act, & Deede, togeather with the full, & 
free Consent of Ruth Gooch the wife of the aforesd John 
Gooch SenjoS before us this 21*^ : of Octob^ : 1662 : 

Ezekell Knightts/ Willia^: Hamons Comissio'"'/ 
A true Coppy of this Deede of sayle aboue written, 
transcribed out of the originall, & y^ with Compared this 

25*^ : of Octob^ : 62 : 

p Edward : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



W^as Sagamore, Thomas Chabinocke of Mmscoscocke, by 

vertue of his last will & Testament hath given 

india^ ^ ^ bequeathed & for Certen good causes & Con- 

To 

Wadleigh 



siderations him y^vnto moueing, hath & by 
vertue hereof doth freelie & for ever bequeath, 
giue & grant vnto John Wadleigh of Wells, to him his 
heyres & successors, & that for ever, of his own Accord, & 
with the Consent of his mother Romanascho, to whom the 
sd Wadleigh haue giuen a Consideration, the p^mis&es Con- 
sidered after the manner of a purchase, bargajne & sayle, 
the sd Sagamore & his Adhearents, & suruiuers, haue for 
them selues & successors, Confirmed & mayd sure vnto the 



Part I, Fol. 128. 



sd Wadleigh, & his suckesessors to bee Inherited, ;psently 
after the death of the sd Sagamore, all that the sd Saga- 
mores Lands, with his whoole right Title & Interest, Called 
by the name of Nampscoscocke, bounding betweene Nogun- 
coth & Kenebunke, & vp as hy as Cape Porpus falls, and 
the same with all the gfetts & Coinoditys, & app'^tenances 
aganst all men, to recover & Defend/ Witnesse his hand 
& seale/ Dated this 18"^ : of Octob^ : 1649 : 

The Sagamores marke , ^^ . 

With his owne hand ^^^^^^^ 




Sealed, Signed, & Deli- 
vered, In the psence 
of vs, Ramanascho her marke 
Sasagowhaway/ W M 

his marke ^ B^^O- ^5^ 
Nell wife to Sasagowhaway 
the Sagamores sister her 

marke/^^^^ 

And they all affirme Ceaser 
Consents to this/ 



^-r--^ 



Philemon Pormortt 
Will : Warden his 

marke ^^ ^^ 

Stephen Batson 
his marke ^^^^^^ 

Robert Wad- 
leigh/ 



William wardells Testimony, 
that this is the Act & 
Deede of Thomas Chabin- 
ocke the Sagamore of 
Wells/ Taken before mee 
Joseph Bowles 
Commissio'^ : 
the 25*^: of March 57: 
A true Coppy of this Instrument, transcribed out of the 
Originall & y>^ with Compared this 28 : Octob"" : 62 : 

p Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 



Pakt I, FoL. 128, 129. 

W'"as Romanascho mother of the Sagamore Thomas Cha- 
binocke of Nampscoscocke of late deseased, & as appeareth 
by his last will & Testament, on the other side Contayned, & 
being Witnesse to the same, as her owne hand there vnder- 
subscribed testify d. showing her Consent vnto the sd Will, 
as then : shee hath theretofore now vpon better 
Indian Aduisement, & for further establishing of the sd 

w^di • h Will, according to the Intent there of vnto the 

sd Jo° Wadleigh, his heyres & assigns, as on 
the other side Conteyned w^to reference bee had, to assigne 
& sett ouer vnto the sd John Wadleigh his heyres & assigns 
from hence forth & for ever, all her right Title & Interest 
In the purchase, & bequest of Land, there in Conteyned 
that either formerly was, or since the Sagamores death is, or 
might become hers In regard of her relation to him, vtterly 
renownceing & disclaymeing all & every part there of : With 
an acknowledgm* : of Tenn pounds sterlg : w^h shee, & the 
sd Sagamore In his life tyme receaued of the sd John Wad- 
leigh to full satisfaction & Content for the sd Land, & every 
part there of, as on the other side Conteyned, & w'' vnto 
reference bee had ; And further shee the sd Romanischo 
acknowledgeth her selfe alsoe to bee fully accquitted, & 
payd by the sd John Wadleigh, In her Constant recorse 
[129] to his house, & severall gyfts shee continewally receau- 
eth, to a greater valew, then the thing is worth as shee 
supposeth. Witnesse her hand & scale, the 17*^ day of the 
8*^ Moenth : 1650 : 

Signed, sealed, & Delivered, Romanuscho her marke (s^aie) 
In the psence of Philemon 7^ 

Pormortt/ Robert Wadleigh/ v^^^ 

Sasawgowhaways Marke/^-^J^O 

Tho : Beeson/ Will : Coole Junjo"* 
his marke \Vy^ ^^^^^ Junkesquaw 

her marke/ 




Part I, Fol. 129. 

A true Coppy of this Istrument 
transcribed out of the Originall 
& there with Compared this 
2S''' : of Octob^ : 62 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

The 31*^ : of the 3d Moenth 1650 : 

John Wadleigh tooke quiett & peaceeble possession of the 
p'^misses In this paper Contayned, as his Indean Rightt, & 
y'^in Delivered to his sun Robert Wadleigh as Joynt Pur- 
chaser, laijg the whoole Continent from Cape porpus Falls, 
& soe by a streight lyne to Nogunquett, & soe downe to the 
sea side/ 

& further Assigns the same as It shall be Inhabited to bee 
lyable to all Coman charges, & rates for the Towne of 
Praeston, Alias AYells, & to this as In the same, or like Case 
required. Wee the witnesses being thereto requested, haue 
subscribed our hands the day & yeare abouesd/ 

Philemon Pormortt/ 
A true Coppy of this possession Willia ? Wardell his 

taken & Deliuered as p y' wright- marke '^^ ^^^/ 

ing, transcribed out of the Ezek : Knightts/ 

originall & y with Compared this Willia 7 Hainons/ 

28 : Octob'- : 62 : Edmond Littlefejld/ 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Charles Rex/ 
Trustie & Well beloved. Wee greete you well/ 
W^as wee haue lately receaved an humble addresse & peti- 
tion from the Generall Court of our Coloney of the Massa- 
tusetts In new England, gsented to vs by Symon Broad- 
streete, & John Norton Wee haue thought It agreeable to our 
princely grace, & Justice, to lett you know that the same hath 
beene very acceptable to vs, & that Wee are well satisfy d 



Part I, Fol. 129, 130. 

with those expressions of Loyalty duty & good affection made 

to vs in the sd Addresse, Which Wee doubt not proceeds 

from the hserts of our good subjects : And Wee are therefore 

willing that all our good subjects of that plantatio : do know, 

y* wee do receaue them Into our gratious gtection, 

chafies ^^^ ^"^ Chcrish them with our best Incorage- 

Toye ment, & that wee will Deserve, &do hereby Con- 

Massachusetts. ' V ■> J 

firme there Patentt, & Charter heretofore granted 
vnto them by our Royall Father of blessed Memorie, & that 
they shall freely Inioy all the priuiledges, & Lybertys 
granted to them In, & by the same. And that Wee will bee 
ready to renew the same Charter to them vnder our great 
seale of England, w^'soeuer they shall desire It/ 

And because the Lycentiousnes of these late 111 tymes, 
hath likewise had an Influence vpon that our Coloney, In 
Wh they may haue swerued from the rules praescribed, & 
even from the Goverment, that was Instituted by the Char- 
ter/ Wh wee do gratiously Impute, rather to the Iniquity 
of that tyme, then to euill Intention of the hserts of those 
who exercized the Goverment there ; 

And wee do therefore hereby publish, & declare our free 
& gratious pardon vnto all our subjects of that our planta- 
tion for all Crimes & offences Comitted aganst vs, dureing 
the late troubles (excepting onely such psons who stand 
Attaynted by our Parlament, here, of hie Treason) If any 
such psons haue transplanted them selues Into those parts, 
the apprehending of whome <fe the transporting them Into 
this kingdome, & the delivering them vp into the hands 
of Justice, Wee do expect from the dutie, affection, & obedi- 
ence of our good subjects of that our Colonic, if they are 
found with In the Lymitts and Jurisdiction thereof : prouided 
always, &> It bee our declared expectation y* vpon revew of 
all such Laws, [130] or ordinances that are now, or haue 
beene dureing these late troubles In practice there, & w^'h 
are Contrary & Derogatorie to our Authority & Gouerment, 
the same may bee Anulled & repealed, & the rules & p^'scrip- 



Part I, Fol. 130. 

tions In the sd Charter for Administration, & the takeing 
the oath of Allegiance, bee hence forward duely observed, & 
the Administration of Justice bee In o"" Name/ 

And since the principall end & foundation of y* Charter, 
was & is the freedome, & lyberty of Conscience/ 

Wee do hereby charge & require you, that y' freedome & 
Lyberty bee duely Admitted & allowed : soe y^ such as 
desire to vsse the Booke of Coinan prayer, & pfornie there 
Devotions In y* manner as is established here, bee not 
denyed the exercize there of; or vndergoe any prseiudize or 
disaduantage y^by, they vseing there Lyberty peaceably, 
with out disturbance to others/ 

And y* all psons of good & Honest lines, & Conversations 
bee Admitted to the Sacrament of the Lords supper, accord- 
ing to the sd booke of Coiiian prayer, & there children to 
babtizme/ 

Wee Cannot bee vnderstood hereby to direct, or wish y* 
any Indulgence should bee granted to those psons Coinanly 
Called Quakers, whose principles being Inconsistent with 
any kind of Gouermt : Wee haue found it necessary by the 
Advise of our parlament, here to make a sharpe Law aganst 
them. And are well Contented that you doe the like there. 

Although Wee haue hereby declared our expectation to 
bee, that the Charter Granted by our Royall father, & 
now Confirmed by vs, shall bee punctually observed, yett 
if the Number of y^ Assistants Inioyned thereby bee found 
by experience, & bee Judged by the people to bee Inexpedi- 
ent, as wee are Informed it is, Wee do then dispence with 
the same, & declare our will & pleasure herein for y^ future 
to bee that the Number of the sayd Assistants, shall not 
exceede eighteene, nor lesse att any tyme then tenn, Wee 
assureing our selfe, & Coiiianding & obleidgeing all psons 
Concern'd, that In the Election of the Gouerner, or Assist- 
ants, there bee onely Consideration had of the wisedome, 
virtue, & Integrity of the psons to bee chozen, & not of anie 
faction, with reference to there opinions, & outward profes- 
sion ; And that all freehoulders of Competent estats, not 



Pakt I, FoL. 130. 

vitious In Conversation, & orthodox In religion (though of 
different pswasions concerneing Church Gouermt :) may 
haue there voats In the Election of all officers both Ciuill, 
and Military/ 

Lastly our will, & pleasure is, that at the next Generall 
Court of y* our Coloney, this our letter & Declaration bee 
Comunicated & published, that all our Loueing subjects with 
in that our plantation, may know our grace & fauo^ to them, 
& y* Wee do take them Into our protection as our loueing, 
& dutifuU subjects, and y* Wee will bee ready from tyme to 
tyme to receaue any appylcation or Addresse, from them, 
which may Concern there Interest, & the good of that our 
Coloney, & that wee will Advance y^ benefitt & Trayd 
thereof, by our vttmost Indeauo""^ & Countenace psumeing 
that they will still meritt the same by there duty & 
obedience. 

Given at our Court, att Hampton Court, the 28*^ day of 

June In the 14*^ yeare of our Reigne 1662 : 

By his Magestys Comand/ 

Edward Mcholes/ 
Supscribed/ 

To our Trusty & Well beloued the 

Gouerner of the Colony of y® Massatusetts, 

In New England, to bee Comunjcated to 

the Generall Court there/ 

To the Constable of yorke who is hereby required to 

publish, or Cause the same to bee published at a Generall 

Towne meeteing there/ 

Edw : Rawson Scety 

This is a true Coppy of his Magestys letter p^'sented by 
the much Hono*"*^ : Mr Symon Broadstreete, & Mr John 
Norton to the Gouern & Generall Court, being read In 
y Generall Court at Boston the 8*^ of Octob^ : 1662 : & left 
on fyle as Attests Edw : Rawson Secretary/ 

Vera Copia transcribed out of the originall, & there with 
Compared this 5*^ day of DecemV : 1662/ 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cord'' : 



Part I, Fol. 130, 131. 

Wee the select men of the Towne of yorke, 

York Qjj good Considerations y^'vnto us moueing, do 

Grant giue & grant In the behalfe of the sd Towne, to 

James Grrant the Drumer, as he is Called, one 

house Lott Contayeing the quantity of Twelue Acers, 

& Comonage as other Inhabitants haue, being a lott 

of vpland lijng on the South East side of the new Mill 

I" Cricke, over aganst Mr Gorges Poynt, vidz* : a Certen 

g Tract of Land situate at the mouth of the sd Cricke, 

^ from whence It is to runne South East, as neere as 

o 

^ may bee vpon a square, vnto or aboue the head of the 

^ secund Coue, that lyeth betweene y* pcell of Land, & 

S- the swampe that goeth from thence toward Robert 

§* Knightts Lott, till Twelue Acers bee fully Compleated, 

I with all those shreads & skirts of Meddow, & a little 

* Yland of vpland Adioyneing y^'vnto, y^ most part 

I w^of do ly betweene the aforesd Land & the Mayne 

-« € River, w^h vpland & skirts of Meddow wee giue as 

I ^ Townes men our soole right (In case It fall in noe mans 

S J' propriety, vnto the sd Grant his heyres & assigns for 

I t) ever, guided hee bujld vpon & Improue the sd Land 

I according to order with in one Twelue Moenths tyme 

■g from y^ Date hereof, witnesse o"" hands this 15"' : d : of 

Octob'-: 1662: 

Edw : Rishworth/ John Davesse/ Peter Wyre/ Nic : 
Davis/ Edward Jo" :son 



[131] Was I William Phillips now of Sacoe sometyms 
of Boston vpon good consideration y^vnto mee moueing 
vidz* : foure hundred pounds portion w^h I receaued with my 
gsent wife Bridgett Phillips, did grant giue assigne & Con- 
firme my soole right & Interest of my house att Boston 
with all the appurtenances y^'vnto belonging (w^h since I 
haue sould to Cap* Thomas Sauage) vnto the sd Bridgett 



^ 



Pakt I, FoL. 131. 

aforesd my beloued wife, dureing the tyme of her life, & 
afterwards her to dispose of itt to her & my heyres by mee 
lawfully begotten of her body/ 

In Consideration of w'^h barganed sayle of that house 
aboue mentioned made ouer & sould to Cap* Sauage, by 
the free Consent of Bridgett my wife, I the aforesd William 
Phillips, do giue grant aliene & Confirme vnto Bridgett 
Phillips my wife, my soole & pper Interest & rightt of 
the full halfe part of my Saw Mill standing att Sacoe 
falls, with all & every of the priuiledges of 
Phillips Marsh Lands vpland & Tymber with all other 

To his ^ '^ 

Wife appurtenances belonging there vnto, w^h neces- 

sarily app^tayne to the Carrijng on, & Maiiagem 
of the full halfe of the sd Mill aforesd : I the sd william 
do further grant giue & Confirme vnto Bridgett my sd wife 
a Certen Tract of Land, being & lijng betweene John Dauis 
his house on the north West side of itt, & swame pond 
Cricke, w'^h quantity of Land begining att the sd house & 
runneth along by the south West side of Sacoe Eiver, & 
backe Into the Countrey from the sd River one mile & an 
halfe, & running the distance of three Miles by the River 
side vnto vnto swame pond Cricke, whither more or lesse/ 
I do further giue vnto my wife three Ylands, one w^of lyeth 
below the falls, CoiTianly knowe by the Name of Cow 
Yland, & the other two Ylands ly aboue the falls w'^h are In 
Sacoe River, ouer aganst y^ Land Ujng & being with In the 
Compasse of itt/ 

Which house & Land with Tymber belonging to itt with 
three Ylands (two hundred Acers of w^h out of the sd 
Land, I haue already given to my sun Nathall Phillips, 
being onely excepted) with the halfe Saw Mill as aboue 
mentioned with all appurtenances there vnto belonging, I 
the sd William Phillips after my decease, do giue & Con- 
firme vnto Bridgett Phillips, & to her heyres for eh), being 
the children of the sd Will : Phillips lawfully begotten of her 
body/ & In case these children dy, these psents do Ingage 



his Marke y\ ^ 



Part I, Fol. 131. 

her at her desease to dispose of the sd estate vnto which of 

the sd William Phillips his children shee shall see meete/ In 

witnesse of every of the p^misses abouesd, I haue here vnto 

sett my hand & scale this Twelth of March : f f this or l|th yeare 

of the Reigne of our soveraigne Lord the King Charles y^ 

2und 

Signed sealed & Delivered, William . j^^^ . 

In p^sence of, Georg Parker Phillips, ^'"^^"^ 

Susanna Rish- 

worth/ 

This Instrument 

Acknowledged by 

Leefe* William Phillips 

to bee his Act & Deede 

this 12*^ of ]\Iarch f| before mee 

Edw : Rishworth Assotiate/ 

A true Coppy 

of This Deede recorded In the 

Records of the County of yorke 

transcribed out of y^ originall 

and therewith Compared this 13^^ : day of March : §| 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents that I Har- 
lakinden Symods late of wells In the County of yorke Gen- 
tle : vpon good reasons & Considerations mee 
Symonds there vnto moueing haue given & granted, & by 

Duncan thesc pscuts do giuc grant & Confirme vnto my 

sister Mary wife of my brother Mr Peter Dun- 
can, the p^'cell of Land Meddow & pasture Contayeing Two 
hundred & fiuety Acers, with the appurtenances Joyneing to 
the Land of Mis Lake & is sett lijng & being on the North 
side of my father Mr Samuell Symonds his Land which hee 
purchased of mee being part of the Land I bought of John- 
Bush ; The Tract of Land lyeth next Cape Porpus Bounds 



Part I, Fol. 131, 132. 

In the sd County of yorke. To haue & to hould the sd Two 
hundred 8c fiuety Acers of Land, with all & singular the 
appurtenances to her the sd Mary, her heyres & assignes for 
euer, with out any lett or Clayme from mee my heyres or 
assigns, or any other lawfully Claymeing from by or vnder 
mee my heyres or assigns. In witnesse w^'of I the sd Har- 
lakinden Symonds, haue here vnto sett my hand & seale the 
seventeenth day of y^ secund Moenth Called Aprill In the 
yeare of our Lord 1661 : 

Harlakinden Symonds (gJaL) 
Subscribed sealed & Delivered 
In the ^sence of vs 

The marke ^Xyt ^ of Margarett 
The marke of Naomi ^^^^ 

Huii:2/2^ 

This Deede was acknowledged by the 
sd Harlakinden Symonds to bee his 
Act & Deede vpon the 18*^ day 
I of NovemV : 62 : before mee 

Sainell Symds 
A true Coppy of this Deede aboue written transcribed out 
of the Originall & y with Compared this 14*^ : March : t| 

p Edw ; Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Bee It knowne vnto all men by these ^sents, that w^'as 
John Sanders John Bush & Peter Turbett did purchase of 
Solowen the Sagamore of the place & with the Consent 
of the Indeans y^vnto according to y'' manner, all that Tract 
of Land Contayeing foure Miles square as the Trees were 
Marked out & possession taken accordingly before Yorke 
shyre [132] Land & people submitted themselues vnder the 
Gouerment of the Massatusetts which sd Tract of Land lijng 
next vnto Cape Porpus bounds In the sayd County of yorke. 
And w'as the sayd John Bush & Peter Turbutt did sell each 



Part I, Fol. 132. 

of there third part of the sd Tract of Land vnto mee Har- 
lakinden Symonds, late of Wells In the sd County, as by 
thejre Deeds beareing date the 12*^ day of February Anno 
Doifi : 1660 : doth more fully appeare, And w^as John Sand- 
ers his third part beginneth att the head lyne of the Towne- 
shipp of Wells (which extendeth from the sea eightt Miles 
vp into the Countrey) & lyeth or adioyneeth vpon Cape Por- 
pus River, & lyeth on the East side of the sd River, & my sd 
two parts lyeth on the Easterly side of the sayd 
Symonds Saudcrs his land, & on the Westerly side of the 

To his Fa: . . . . 

Symonds Land of Mr William Phillips. 

Now know all men further by these psents, that 
I the sd Harlakinden Symonds haue (for a valewable Con- 
sideration) barganed & sould & by these ^sents do bargane 
sell & Confirme, vnto my Hono'"*^ father Samell Symonds 
of Ipswich In the County of Essex Gentle : one thousand 
Acers of Land Meddow & pastour part of my sayd Tract 
which lyeth on the Westerly side of Mr Phillips his Land, 
& on the Southwardly side of Mis Margerett Lakes, & Mis 
Duncans Land/ To haue & to hould all the sd thousand 
Acers, with all & singular the priuiledges & appurtenances 
any way y^'vnto belonging, vnto my sd father his heyres &> 
assigns for ever/ In witnesse w'" of I the sayd Harlakinden 
Symonds haue here vnto sett my hand & scale this seauen- 
teenth day of the secund Moenth Called Aprill Alio Doni : 
1661: 

Harlakinden Symonds (g^Je) 
Subscribed sealed & Delivered, 
In the psence of. 

The marke of Margarett Mr Harlakinden Symonds 
y , --r ^ acknowledgeth this his 

f*^ ^f>^^ Act &> Deede before mee 

The marked of Noami Hull Novemb^ : 18*^ : 1662 : 

Daniell Denison/ 
vera Copia of this Instrument transcribed out of the origi- 
nal! & y'with Compared this 14*^ : of March %% 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 132. 

Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents y* I Samuell 
Syonds of Ipswich In the County of Essex Gentlem : haue 
giuen & granted & by these psents do giue grant & Confirme 
vnto my sun Mr John Emerson, & to my daughter Ruth his 
wife, all that pcell of Land pasture & Meddow, contayning 
by estimation Two hundred & fiuety Acers bee it more or 
lesse with the appurtenances sett, lijng & being Westwardly 
of my 500 Acers w^h I reserue to my selfe. It being part 
of that Tract of Land my sun Harlakinden Syonds pur- 
chased of John Bush, Peter Turbutt, this Tract of Land lyeth 
next Cape Porpus bounds, and In the County of yorke ; To 
haue & to hould the sayd Two hundred & fiuety Acers, with 
all & singular the appurtenances, to them the sd John Emer- 
son & Ruth his wife there heires & assignes for euer/ In 
witnesse w"" of I the sd Samuell Symonds haue sett herevnto 
my hand & seale/ Date the seaventeenth day of the secund 
Moenth Called Aprill, & In the yeare of o^ Lord God 1661 : 
Subscribed, sealed & Delivered, Samuell Symonds (gelL) 

In the Psence of vs, 

Samuell Symonds Junjo^ I the sd Samuell Symonds do 

Samell Epps/ acknowledge & owne this 

writing aboue sayd to bee my 
Act & Deede, & am willing 
A true Coppy of this It should bee Recorded 

Deede aboue written, trans- Novemb"" : 18 : 1662 : 

cribed out of the originall Samuell Symonds/ 

& y^ w*^ Compared this 15*^' : 

March 166f 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents that I Harlak- 
inden Symods late of Wells In the County of yorke Gentle : 

for spetiall reasons there vnto mee moueing, haue 
Symonds giucu & granted, & by these psents do giue, grant 

Lake & Confirme, vnto Mis Margarett Lake Widdow, 

the p^'cell of Land Meddow & pasture, Contayeing 



Part I, Fol. 132, 133. 

Three hundred Acers, with the appurtenances sett, lijng & 
being on the North side of my father Mr Samuell Symds 
Land which hee purchased of mee being part of the Land 
bought of John Bush, the Tract of Land lijeth next Cape 
Porpus Bounds, & Li the County of yorke ; To haue & to 
hould the sayd Three hundred Acres, with all & singular 
the appurtenances, to her the sd Margerett Lake her heyres 
& assigns for ever, with out any lett or Clayme from mee 
my heyres, or assigns, or any other lawfully Claymeing 
from by or vnder mee my heyres, or assigns. In witnesse 
w'"of I the sd Harlakinden Syonds, haue here vnto sett my 
hand & scale, the seventeenth day of the secund Moenth 
Called Aprill In the yeare of our Lord God 1661 : 

Harlakendin Symonds (aeiL) 
Subscribed sealed & Delivered, 
In the ^sence of vs/ 
Martha Symonds/ 
The marke of ^/\_^ Naomi Hull/ 

This was acknowledged to bee the 
Act & Deede of him the sd Har- 
lakendin Symonds vpon the 18*^ 
day of the 9^^ : Moenth 1662 : 
before mee Sainell Symonds/ 
A true Coppy of this Deede aboue written transcribed 
out of the originall & y'^with Compared this this 17^^ of 
March ff p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[133] Bee it known vnto all men by these gsents that I 
Harlakinden Symonds late of Wells In the County of yorke 
Gentle : haue given & granted barganed & sould, & by these 
psents do giue grant bargan & sell & Confirme vnto my sis- 
ter Mis Martha Symonds all that pcell of Land 
Symonds Mcddow & pasturc contayneing by Estimation 

SiBter Symonds fill® hundred Acers bee itt more or lesse, with 
the appurtenances sett, lijng & being on the 



Part I, Fol. 133. 

Westerly side, of my father Mr Samell Symonds fine hun- 
dred Acers, reserved w^'h hee purchased of mee, being part 
of the Tract of Land, w^h I purchased of John Bush, & 
Peter Turbett w'^h Tract of Land lyeth next Cape Porpus 
Bounds, In the sd County of yorke ; To haue & to hould the 
sd fine hundred Acers, with all and singular the appurte- 
nances, to her the sd Martha Symonds her heyres & assigns 
for ever/ In witnesse w'^of I the sd Harlakinden Symods 
haue here vnto sett my hand & scale, this seventeenth day 
of the secund Moenth Called Aprill, And In the yeare of o'^ 
Lord God 1661 : 

Subscribed sealed & Delivered Harlakinden Symonds (geaie) 
In- the psence of us. This deede was acknowledged 

Samuell Symonds Junjo^ by the sayd Harlakinden 

Samuell Epps Symonds vpon the 18**^ day 

of November 1662 : before 
mee Samell Symonds/ 

Know all men by these psents y* I Samuell Symonds of 

Ipswich In the County of Essex Gentle : haue assign'd 250 

Acers, being part of the thousand Acers w*^h I purchased of 

my sun Harlakinden (It being noe part of the 

Symonds 5Q() j^ccrs which I hauc reserued to my selfe) 

To his Son . __ , _ _ ^ 

Symonds backc agajuc to my sun Harlakinden to Impoure 

him thereby to grant the sd 250 Acers to my 
Daughter Martha S3niids to haue & to hould the same, to 
him & his heyres for euer/ Date 17*^ day of the secund 
Moenth Called Aprill 1661. 
This Assign em* was signed Samll Symonds (gelL) 

Sealed & Delivered, In y® 

psence of us, Samell Symonds Jujoy 

Samuell Epps/ vera Copia of this Deede & assignment 
aboue written transcribed out of there originalls, & there- 
with Compared this 17*^ March ff p Edw : Eishworth Ke : 

Cord"- 



Part I, Fol. 133. 

Bee It knowne vnto all men by these psents that I Har- 
lakinden Symonds late of Wells In the County 
symonds Qf yorke Gentle : haue given & granted barganed 

Read &> sould vnto Thouias Reade late of Salem Gren- 

tlel all that pcell of Land Meddow & pasture 
contayning by Estimation Three hundred Acers, bee it more 
or less with y® appurtenances, sett lijng &, being on the 
westerly side of my sister Martha Symonds farme w'^h is 
part of that Tract of Land, which I bought of John Bush 
and Peter Turbutt ; this Tract of Land lijeth next Cape Por- 
pus bounds & In the sd County of yorke/ to haue & to hould 
the sd three hundred Acers with all & singular the appurte- 
nances to him the sd Thomas Reade, his heyres & assigns 
for ever/ In witnesse w'^of I the sd Harlakinden Symonds 
haue herevnto sett my hand & scale this 17^^ : day of the 
secund Moenth Called Aprill, & the yeare of o"* Lord God 

1661 : Harlakinden Symonds (ggaie) 
Subscribed sealed & Delivered, 

In the psence of vs/ 
Sainuell Symonds Junjo"" 
Samuell Epps/ 

This was acknowledged by the Harlakinden Symonds to 
bee his Act & Deede vpon the 18*^ : day of the 9^^ : Moenth 

1662 before mee Samuell Symonds/ A true Coppy of this 
Deede aboue written transcribed out of the originall & y^with 
Compared this 18*^ : of March 166f p Edw : Rishworth 

Re: Cor: 



Bee it knowne vnto all men by these psents that I Harla- 

g ^^^ kinden Syods of Wells In the County of yorke 

To his Gentle: haue barganed & sould, & by these 

ister IVIar 
tha Sym<i«- 



Sister aiar- ggents do bargan sell & Confirme vnto my sister 



Martha Symonds, all that my house lott or pcell 
of Land contayeing one hundred Acers with the appurte- 
nances sett, lijng & being betweene the Land of William 



Paet I, FoL. 133. 

Ashley on the North East side, & the Land of Robert 
Wadleigh on y° South West side, Abutting on Mr Wheele- 
wrightts Farme Towards y^ South/ 

This pcell of Land sould, contayneth In breadth Twenty 
pooles, & It runneth vp towards the Comans Two miles & 
an halfe In length, In the Towne of Wells, & In the County 
of yorke In New England/ to haue & to hould the sd pcell 
of ground, with all & singular the priuiledges & app^tenances 
y'' of vnto y^ sd Martha Symonds her heyres & assignes for 
euer/ In witnesse w'" of I haue here vnto sett my hand & 
seale In the tenth day of the fifth Moenth 1660 : 
Sealed subscribed & Deliverd, Harlakinden Symonds (geaL) 
In the psence of us. This Deede was acknowledged 

Samuell Symonds/ by the sayd Harlakinden 

Peter Duncan/ Symonds vpon the tenth day 

William Symonds/ of the fifth Moenth Anno 

Dom : 1660 : before mee 
Samell Symonds/ 

Know all men by these psents that I Martha Symonds 
haue assigned the abouesd house lott, or 100 
She back Accrs of Land backe agajne to my sayd brother 

Him. Harlakinden Symonds for ualewable Considera- 

tions In Land In his Tract of Land next Cape Porpus 
bounds/ witnesse my hand & seale Dated 17 ; of July : 
1661: 

Witnesses Sainell Symonds Junjo'' Martha Symonds (geSe) 
Sarah Miricke/ 

This Deede of Assignement within 
written was acknowledged by 
Martha Symonds to bee her Act 
& Deede vpon the 19th day of 
Novebber : 1662 : before mee 
Samuell Symonds/ 
vera Copia of this Deede & assignement aboue written 
transcribed out of the originalls & y^'with Compared this 
18*^ March : 166f p Edw : Rishworth Re ; Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 134. 

[134] Know all men by these psents that I John Cheater 

of Wells, In the County of yorke shyre, haue sould vnto 

Danjell Epps of Ipswich fine Acers of Marsh 

Cheater ^}^g^^ lycth Adloynclng vpon the Marsh that was 

Epps sometymes Samuell Austines of Wells, & hath 

beene In the possession of John Sanders by the 

side of Cape Porpus River/ I say I haue sould it to him 

Daniell Epps, his heyres executors Administrators & assigns, 

to haue & to hould, & quiettly to possesse & Inioy, secure- 

ing him from all rightts titles or Interests y* shall or may 

bee layd y^'vnto, & here vnto I haue sett my hand this Instant 

yeare of o'' Lord one thousand six hundred sixty two, 

Octob : 18 : 

Subscribed & Delivered John Cheater his 

In the psence of us, marke ^y 

Witnesses, William Symonds, Y^ 

Elilm Warden/ 

This was acknowledged the 29*^^ of 

Octob^ : 62 : by John Cheater, to 

bee his Act before vs, 

Joseph Bowles > ^ _. . 
^^j..,. „ _ , >Comissio" 
William Hamonds > 

A true Coppy of y^ Instrument transcribed 

out of the originall & y^ with Compared 

this 20*^ : March 166§ p Edw : Eishworth 

Ee : Cor : 



To all Christean people to whome this wrighting shall 

Come, Know yee that William Phillips of Sacoe, In New 

England, for diverse good Causes, & sundrey Considerations 

vnto my selfe best knowne, mee y^'vnto moueing, 

tV^^ haue given, granted, & Confirmed, vnto my 

^^f^ Loueing suris Zachary Gillkn, & Ephraim Turner 

of Boston In New England, & by these p^'sents 



Part I, Fol. 134. 

do freely giue grant, & Confirme, as my free act, & Deede, 
vnto my sayd sonns Zachariah & Ephraim, A Certen peece 
of Land lijng &> being situated on the south west side of 
Sacoe Eiver, being bounded vpon y^ North East side with 
Sacoe River, on y® North West, with Listcomes lott, on y® 
South east side with a brooke knowne by the name of Wests 
brooke, soe running south west vntill fiue hundred Acers bee 
expired/ to haue, & to hould y^ sayd Land with all the 
Tymber there vpon, to them my sayd sunns, there heyres 
executors Administrators for euer, as alsoe Two sixteenth 
parts of the mine, lijng scituated aboue Sacoe River In the 
Countrey, In which Cap* Clarke, Mr Edw : Tyng, Mr Jo° 
Hull, my selfe, & sun John AUden are ptners togeather with 
all the priuiledges y^vnto belonging, for them to haue hould 
& Inioy free from all manner of Morgages, Ingagem*^ or 
Incomberances, w*soeuer/ for the Confirmation of the 
p^misses, with the Consent of my ^ife Bridgett, I haue with 
her subscribed my hand, & fixed my scale this thirtteth day 
of March, In the yeare of o'" Lord one thousand six hundred 
sixty & three/ 
Witnesse Phillips/ William Phillips {^^^^) 

Nathaniell Phillips/ Bridgett Phillips Q^^^) 

Possession was given by Turffe &> Twigg In the p^sence of the 

witnesses hereof/ vera Copia, or this Deede tran- 

Phillips/ scribed out of the originall & y"" 

Nathaniell Phillips/ with Compared this : 14 : May : 

63 : p Edward Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 



To all Christean people, to whome this psent Instrument 
shall Come/ George Cleeue of Cascoe In New England Grcn- 
tlem : Agent for AUexand'' Rigby of Grrays Inn In England 
Esq% & proprietor of the Land at Cascoe, sometymes past 
Called the prouince of Lygonia, Sendeth Greeting In our 



Paet I, FoL. 134, 135. 

Lord God eQlasting/ W^'as the sd George Cleeue in & vpon 
the first day of August, In the yeare of our Lord one 
thousand six hundred & fiuety, by vertue of the authority 
by him derived, from the sd Allexand"" Rigby, for & In con- 
sideration of a valewable some of money to him In hand 

payd by John Phillips of Cascoe aforesd, Mill- 
cieave Wright, as alsoe for the rent to bee payd vnto 

jno Phillips the sd Allexand"* Ribby his hey res or assigns, or 

the right pprietors of the sd Land at Cascoe, as 
In & by this psent is reserued, & expressed. Did giue, grant, 
bargane, & sell, vnto the sd John Phillips, his heyres & 
assigns for euer, the full quantity of Two hundred Acers of 
vpland, lijng, adioyning to the falls of Pesumsca, & neare 
the little River of Skeecoway, the same to runne from the 
Banke of y^ Falls, into the woods, & soe ly on a square, as 
nigh as Convenjently Itt may bee layd, the sd Land to ly 
Northwardly, & North Eastwardly from the sd Falls, or as 
neare to the sayd poynts as may bee, with out the Trimding 
of the swampe there being ; And alsoe fiuety Acers of 
Meddow, or hay ground, (bee it more or bee Itt lesse) lijng 
there vnto, or neare there vnto. Easterly, & lijng from the 
Falls Northwardly, cfe North Easterly, or there abouts/ And 
alsoe all the Trees of w*^ kind soeuer, that groweth In the 
swampe, that spreadeth Easterly, & Northwardly, and West- 
wardly, & butteth on Skeecoway River, that is or may bee 
vssefull for bujlding, of a Saw Mill or Mills, which the sayd 
John Phillips Intended to sett vp on the sd Falls, neare the 
sd swampe & vpland, & which is or may bee fitt to Cutt, or 
Sawne In & by a Saw Mill or Mills, & alsoe the Tymber 
Trees on the side of the sd River, that are or may bee vssefull 
to & for y^ vsse & vsses aforesd ; And alsoe all such smaller 
Trees as are growing or may bee growing on the sd Vpland, 
on the side of the sd riuer & In the sayd swampe, with the 
priuiledge to make way or ways, into the sd swampe, & 
on the vpland on the River side, for Ingresse, Egresse, & 
regresse, for men or Cattle to fetch [135] forth & carry away, 



Part I, Fol. 135. 

all or anie such trees, as the sd John Phillips his heyres or 
assigns shall fell, or cause to bee felled, at any tyme or tymes 
w*soeuer, with the gfetts, priuiledges, & appurtenances w*so- 
euer to the before mentioned Two hundred Acers of vpland, 
& fiuety acers of Meddow, & hay ground, & either of them 
belonging, or In any wise app^tayeing. Now further know 
yee, that the sd George Cleeue, the aforesd gyfts, grants, 
bargane, & sayles of the p^'misses, & euery & either of 
them, with the profitts priuiledges & appurtenances granted 
& belonging as aforesd, the sd George Cleeue for him selfe, 
his heyres executors & Administrators, & assigns, vnto the 
sd John Phillips his heyres & assigns for ever, by these 
psents doth fully clearely & absolutely grant & confirme/ 
The sd premisses to haue & to hould vnto the sd John 
Phillips, his heyres & assigns from the day & yeare aboue 
written for ever/ to the onely proper vsse & behoofe of the 

sd John Phillips his heyres & assigns for ever : 
Cleave yeildiug, & paying for the sd Ypland, & Meddow, 

Phillips or hay ground tymber trees, & smaller Trees vnto 

the sd AUexand'" Rigby, his heyres or assigns, or 
the right propriator of the aforesd Lands of Cascoe some- 
tymes Called the prouince of Lygonia, as folio weth/ That is 
to say : for every acer of vpland, & meddow or hay ground 
one farthing p acer yearely, & euerie yeare for ever/ & for 
euery Tree felled or to bee felled, with in the tearme of anie 
one yeare for ever, that It is fitt for the Mill or Mills as 
aforesd, to pay one penny for a tree, & for everie fine of 
such small trees as shall bee felled to pay one penny/ The 
sd payment for the aforesd vpland, Meddow or hay ground, 
trees of w* size soever, great & small as aforesd, to bee mayd 
& pd yearely & everie yeare, at or In the now dwelling house 
of the sd Geo : Cleeue in Cascoe aforesd, with in Tenn days 
after the Deinand thereof, by the valew thereof, In Currant 
pay of & In New England, guided always that if it happen 
that y^ sd yearely rent for the sd vpland & Meddow or hay 
ground, or the rate aforesd on y^ trees, for them & every 



Part I, Fol. 135. 

of them bee vnpayd in part or In the whoole at the tyme 
aforesd, by the sd John Phillips his heyres, executors admin- 
istrators or assigns : That then Itt shall & may bee lawfuU 
for the sd Allexand"* Rigby, his heyres executors or assigns, 
or the right proprietor of the Lands aforesd, & everie of 
them, to Enter into & vpon the sd p^'misses, & every & anie 
of them, & to distrayne for the same, & the destresse & 
destresses there had & taken to Leade, driue, take & carry 
away, & the same with them to detayne & keepe, vntill the 
sd yearely rent on the sd vpland & hay ground, & j"" rate 
on y^ sd trees that shall yearely bee felled, & the arrerages 
there of, to bee fully satisfy d Contented & payd. And the 
sd Geo : Cleeue for him selfe his executors & assigns, & for 
everie of them doth Covenant promisse & grant to & with the 
sd John Phillips his heyres & assigns & euery of them hy these 
psents, that they or any one of them by & vnd"" the yearely 
rent & payment aforesd. In & by these psents reserved & to 
bee payd according to the Intent & meaneing of these psents, 
shall & may peaceably haue, & quiettly hould, vsse, possesse 
& Inioy the barganed p'misses, & the Lybertys & priuiledges 
hereby given, & granted, with out the Lett, sujte, trouble 
molestation deny all, euiction, & ejection or Contradiction of 
the sd George Cleeue, his heyres executors administrators or 
assigns, or any of y^ cheefe proprietors of the aforesd Lands, 
or any other pson or psons w^soever clameing or to Clayme 
or ptend to haue any estate, right, title or Interest of In or 
to y^ p^'misses, or anie part or pcell there of, and the sd Geo : 
Cleeue the sd barganed p''misses & every of them aganst him 
selfe his heyres, executors Administrators & assigns, & all & 
every pson or psons w*soeuer, Claymeing or to Clayme any 
estate, right, title or Interest of in or to the same, or any 
part y'^ of, vnto the sd John Phillips his heyres & assigns 
tor ever, shall & will warrant & for ever defend by these 
gsents/ In witnesse whereof the sayd George hath here vnto 
sett his hand & scale the eighth day of June In y^ yeare of 
our Lord one Thousand six hundred sixty three. In the fiue- 
teenth yeare of the Reigne of our Soueraigne Lord Charles 



Part I, Fol. 135, 136. 



the secund, by the Grace of god of England, SCottland, 
France, & Ireland King Defender of faith &c : 1663 : 
Signed sealed & Deliverd, George Cleeue (ggaie) 

In the psence of vs. 

This with in written was acknowl- 
edged by George Cleeue, to bee 
his Act & deede, the 8th day 
of June 1663 : before mee 

John Endecott Gover/ 
A True Coppy Coppy of this Instrument transcribed out 
of the originall & y"^ with compared this 6th of July : 1663 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Ee : Cor : 



Eoger Playstead/ 
William Marble/ 
William Pearse/ 



[136] And for the small quantity of goods you Carrie, 
Wee prsesume will goe off at a good rate, since what the 
Cargoe of fish shall amount two more then itts proceeds, you 
must draw on us by bills of exchange att 30 to 40 dayes 
sight, & Wee shall honour the same with punctuall payment/ 

yo^ Loueing frejnds 
John Gale appeared before mee the Robert yates/ 

6*^ : of July 63 : & mayd oath that 
this is y® psonall Act of the Gen- 
tle : subscribed as there orders to 
him p mee Willia : Hawthorne/ 



Tho : Langton 
John Jackeson/ 
Charles Williams 
William Hasell/ 



Tho : Earle/ 
A true Coppy of this order transcribed out of the originall 
& y with compared this 7*^ : July : 63 : p Edw : Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 



Phillips 
To 

Brattle 
Jolliflfe 

& 
Gibbs 



Know all men by these psents y* I William 
Phillips Senjo'', of Sacoe In the prouince of 
Mayne, & Bridgett my wife doe ow '& stand 
Indebted vnto Thomas Brattle of Boston M^chant, 
In the full & Just some of seauenty pounds, & 



Part I, Fol. 136. 

John Jolliffe of Boston M'^chant In the some of sixty fine 
pounds, & Robert Gibbs of Boston, In the some of fiuety liue 
pounds, the whoole bemg one hundred nmety & seauen 
pounds, the w^h sd somes accordmg to y"" ^portions. Wee y® 
sd William Phillips & Bridgett Phillips, doe Ingage o"" selues 
our heyres, executors & administrators to pay, or Cause to 
bee payd as aforesd, vnto Thomas Brattle, Jo" Jolliffe, & & 
Kobert Gibbs, there heyres executors. Administrators or 
assigns. In manner & forme following, that is to say. In good 
M^'chandable pine boards att fourty shillings p Milla To bee 
Delivered at the Saw Mill of the sd William Phillips, now 
at the Falls In the River of Sacoe, that is to say, fourty 
thousand foote at or before the Twenteth day of May, which 
shall bee In the yeare of our Lord, one thousand six hundred 
sixty & foure, & fiuety & fine thousand foote In the moenth 
of May In y^ yeare of o"" Lord one thousand six hundred 
sixty & fine/ Now know yee that for the true & faithfull 
pformance here of, Wee the sd sd William & Bridgett 
Phillips, do bind o'" selues heyres, executors administrators 
firmely by these psents, In the some of foure hundred 
pounds, to bee payd vnto the sd Thomas Brattle, John 
Jolliffe, & Robert Gibbs for the defiiult & neglect hereof, 
each man to receave according to his gportion, & for the 
better, & more fuller security vnto the sd Brattle, Jolliffe 
& Gibl3s, there heyres & assigns : Wee the sd William, & 
Bridgett Phillips, do make ouer Infeefe & sell vnto the sd 
Brattle Jolliffe, & Gibl)s, all that our whoole Qarter part of 
one sail Mill, with all one quarter part of all the Geres & 
Wheeles & w^soeuer there vnto belonging, with one quarter 
part of all the Loggs, & boards y* the sd Mill may produc 
as alsoe a quarter of one dwelling house, y* doth stand about 
one quarter of a Mile from the sd Mills, with one quarter 
part of all that Tract of Land that doth ly from, & beyond 
y^ sd house on the south side of the River, either to the 
North East, west or south, being in gestimation foure Miles 
square bee it more or lesse, togeather with one quarter part 



Part I, Fol. 136, 137. 

of all the trees, meddows, Elvers, & riverletts, & other Con- 
venjencys w^soeuer, whither Itt bee p mines Mineralls or any 
other ways, all an euery part and pcell. Wee the sd William 
& Bridgett do now stand truly & Legally possessd of & shall 
secure & defend o^ Title aganst all & euery pson, or psons 
w^oeuer, laijng Clay me y'^to from by or vnder vs/ In wit- 
nesse vnto all the aforesd pmisses. Wee the sd William & 
Bridgett Phillips haue here vnto sett o"" hands & seales, this 
twenty ninth day of June, In the yeare of o"" Lord One 
thousand six hundred sixty & three/ 
Signed sealed & Deliuerd William Phillips (se^ie) 

In the psence of us/ Bridgett Phillips/ {^H^) 

Abra : Browne Cap* William Phillips acknowledged 

Edmiid Downe/ this to bee his Act & Deede, 7 : 

A true Coppy of this 5 : M*^ : 63 : before mee William 

Instrument tran- Hawthorne/ 

scribed out of the origi- 

nall, & y with Compared 

this 8*h July : 63 : p Edw ; Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[137] 3:5:62: 

The Deposition of George Lewise/ 

This Deponent sworne witnesseth that Mr Eobert Jordan 
did by Attachment take away from Mr John Phillips Mill- 
wright, two oxen one bull, & 3 Cows/ the 2 oxen Mr Jordan 
sould to one Pecker a Carpenter/ & further sayth not/ Taken 
vpon oath In Court July : 2 : 62 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 
A true Coppy of this Deposition transcribed out of the 
originall this 10th : July : 63 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Witnesse these psents y* I George Cleeues Gentlema : 
Agent for Colonell AUexand'* Rigby Esq% gaesident of the 



Part I, Fol. 137. 

guince of Lygonja, by authority derived from the sd presi- 
dent haue given granted barganed and sould vnto 
Cleave Morgan Howell one hundred acers of Land att 

Howell Cape Porpus, that is Th;}Tty acers of vpland 

att home, att his house bounded with Joseph 
Bowles on the East side, & Hene : Singlemans on the North, 
& Roger Willine on the West, & soe by the ould house & 
tenn acers of Marsh from y^ Claie Coue by the ould house to 
a great stoone lijng In the Marsh, In the midst of the long 
Cove, with the little Necke y* lies in the and soe to 

take the other sixty Acers vp the Easter River, next to Cape 
Porpus on the East side along by the River to runne Thyi'ty 
poole East by the sea side, & soe yeilding & paijng 3^'fore 
yearely & every yeare for ever, to the sayd Allexand"" Rigby 
& his heyres & assigns the rent of Two shillings 6d vpon the 
lirst day of Noveml/ else hee may distrayne vpon any part 
of the p^'misses, for the Rent & y® arreare ; And further I do 
gmisse that Mr Rigby shall att the request of the sd Morgan 
Howell make him a lawfull deede with witnesse vnder his 
hand & scale, att the charge of Morgan Howell as hee shall 
bee Aduized by his learned Counsell, <& In the meane tyme 
this & all other deeds mayd by mee the sayd George Cleeues, 
is to bee Inrowled In the guinciall Court, of pleas according 
to the Constitutions/ Witnesse my hand this seventeenth of 
Aprill : 48 : 
Witnesse vs, p mee George Cleeue = 

John Bush/ Of this Instrument 

Joseph Bowles/ vera Copia transcribed out of the 

originall & y with Compard this 3 : 
Septemb"" : 63 : Edw : Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these presents y* w^'as I Henery Joclein 
of Blacke Poynt Esq'', do stand truely Indebted vnto Joshua 



Part I, Fol. 137. 

Scottow of Boston M^'chant the full & Just some of three 
hundred & nine pounds nineteene shillings & tenn peence, 
stertg : as p the Accompt stated In my booke doth more 
fully appeare, & is to bee payd according to two bills obliga- 
tory, w*^h I haue given & made vnto the sayd Scottow, there 
being to bee abated out of the last bill the some 
joceiyn ^f Xwcuty three pounds fine shillings, & eight 

Scottow peence/ to Manifest y® Integrity of my conscien ce , 

& desire to satisfy the sd payment & debt accord- 
ing to y^ Tenour of the sd bills, & to secure the payment 
y"" of, I the sayd Henery Jocleyn do make ouer hereby, vnto 
the sd Scottow his heyres or assigns, all w* soever I am now 
possessed of, whither Lands, houses, goods or Chatties, for 
to secure the payment abouesd/ To the pformance of the 
p^misses, I bind my selfe, heyres, executors, & Administra- 
tors, vnto the sd Scottow his heyres or assigns/ In witnesse 
of the p^misses, I haue here vnto sett my hand & scale, made 
at blacke Poynt this fourth of July 1663 : & In the 15^^ 
yeare of his Majesty s reigne/ Itt is the true Intent of this 
Instrument, that Itt shall not take place, puided the payment 
aboue mentioned bee Compleated with in fiueteene Moenths 
after the date of these pmisses/ 

Witnesse Henry Joceiyn (geSe) 

James Wellin/ 

John Scobbel/ This is a true Coppy of the origmall 

word for word taken & examjned this 
10*^ day of August : 1663 : p Robert 
Howard ]^ ots : pubP : Massatusetts 
Coloniae Novae Angli : 
Vera Copia, transcribed of this Coppy aboue written, & 
y^ with Compared this 10*^ : day of Septemb^ : 1663 : 

p Edw : Eishworth Re : Cor : 



These gsents do witnesse y* I John Wheewright of the 
Church of Sawlesbury Pastor, for good Considerations y'^vnto 



Part I, Fol. 137, 138. 

mee moueing, & more espetially In lew of part of that 

iiliall portion which I resolue to giue vnto my 

^'^^^^- beloued sun Sainuell Wheelewrio^ht, now resident 

Wright ^ 

To his at Wells In the County of yorke, do giue grant 

samu assigne, & Confirme my soole right & Interest of 

the one halfe part of my farme att Wells, to bee 
sequally deuided for quantity & quality, with all the house- 
ing vpland Meddows & Tymber fenced In or otherwise, & 
all other appurtenances y"" to belonging, which henceforth 
shall bee & remajne to bee the pper & Intyre right, accord- 
ing to the full Interest I haue there in to the sd Sainell to his 
heyres & assigns for ever, being halfe of y* Tract of Land 
vidz* : vpland & [138] Meddows, w^h by deede vnder Mr 
Thomas Grorges hand, & scale were given mee beareing Date 
Aprill : 17 : 43 : & halfe of y* vpland granted mee Noveb'" : 
25 : 51 : both which pcells of Land lyeth on the North East 
side of the River Ogunquett : To haue & to hould the sd 
Tract or Tracts of Lands & Meddows aboue specifyd, with 
all &, singular the priuiledges & appurtenances there vnto 
belonging, vnto him the sd Sainell Wheelewright his heyres 
& assigns for ever, with out any Clayme or lett from mee my 
heyers or assigns, or any other lawfully Claymeing from by 
or vnder mee my heyres or assigns/ In Testimony whereof 
I haue here vnto afixed my hand & scale, this fiueteenth day 
of July : 63 : In the fiueteenth yeare of o"" Soveraigne Lord 
King Charles the secund/ 
Signed sealed & delivered, John Wheelewright/ (selie) 

In the psence of, 

Edw : Rishworth/ This Instrument acknowledged by 

G-eorge Pearson/ Mr John Wheelewright to bee his 

Act & deede, before mee this 16*^ : 
of July : 1663 : 

Edw : Rishworth Assotiate/ 

vera Copia of this Instrument aboue written with y® 
acknowledgment y'^ of, transcribed out of the originall &, 
Y' with Compared this 11^^ day of Septemb^ : 1663 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 138. 

To the Marshall of the County of yorke, or his Deputy/ 

In his Majesty s name you are required, to 

County of j^auy of the goods, Cattle & Chatties, & for want 

thereof the pson of Thomas Spencer to the valew 

of sixteene pounds, to satisfy a Judgment granted Cap* 

Walter Barefoote att a Court houlden at yorke the first of 

July : 62 : & 3^ : 6d for the execution/ Dated this 

Execution ^gth . ^f J^Jy . ^3 . 

on "^ 

Spencer p Curia : Edw : Eishworth/ 

for 

Barefoot This cxecutiou is fully satisfyd by bill to Cap* 

Bryan Pendleton/ 
Dated this 15*^ : of August : 63 : by mee Nathaell Mayster- 
son Marshall/ 

These gsents witnesse y* I Ralph Hall of Dover, haue 
receaud full satisfaction of this execution, from Humfrey 
Chadborne In the behalfe of William Spencer, as for his 
father Thomas Spencer/ as Attests my hand this 15*^ of 
August : 1663 : by mee Ralph Hall/ 
Witnesse Natha^^ Maysterson/ 

vera Copia of this execution, & of Ralph Halls receapt for 
the satisfaction of the debt due from Tho : Spencer, trans- 
cribed out of y^ originalls, this 28 : Septemb"" : 63 : as Attests 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these psents y* I Leef * : William Phillips 
of Boston for good Causes & considerations, mee 
Phillips yr yj^^Q moueing, haue given granted & Confirmed 

Peneweii vuto Walter Penewell of Sacoe fiuety Acers of 

vpland lijng at the end of Robert Booths & 
Ralph Trustrums lotts. South Westward of them, alsoe with 
y* two Acers of Marsh by Ralph Trustriis Marsh & foure 
Acers or y^ abouts at New Towne by him formerly possessed 
with seaven Acers more of Marsh at little River, to him & 
his heyres & assigns for ever/ yeilding & paijng yearely one 



Part I, Fol. 138. 

days worke of a man, if It bee demanded with in the yeare 
else not ; & hee shall hence forth quiettly & peaceably Inioy 
the same from mee my heyrs or assigns, with all the gfetts 
& priuiledges belonging to y^ rest of my Tenants specifyd 
In there leases/ In witnesse w^ of Wee haue Interchange- 
ably sett too our hands, the Day & Date hereof, Septeml/ : 
29 : 59 : 
In y^ psence of, William Phillips/ 

Kob* : Booth Comissioy Walter Penewell 

his Marke/ 
Cap* : Phillips acknowledgeth this Instrument 

to bee his Act & Deede, this j : Octob'" : 63 : 

before mee Edw : Rish worth Assotiate/ 

vera Copia transcribed out of y^ originall of this Instrument 
aboue written & y^ with compared this 7"' : Octob'" : 63 : as 
attests, Edw : 



These psents witnesseth that I Leefe* Phillips of Boston, 
being Purchaser of a Tract of Land lijng on the south w^est 
side of the River of Sacoe, do for good cause & consideration 
y^'vnto moueing, giue grant Enfeffe & Confirme vnto Robert 
Booth of Sacoe aforsd, all the Tract of Land lijng in winter 
Harber, coinanly Called stony stand next the Land of Ralph 
Trustrums on the North West, sixty poole In breadth, or y"" 
abouts, bee Itt more or lesse, towards the sea wall, & by all 
that breadth to runne South West, by Ralph Trustrums lott 
till one hundred Acers bee Compleated & fullfilled, with all 

those scriptts of Marsh on both sides his Mill 
Phillips Dame, or poole betweene John Leigh tons six 

Booth Acers & stony poynt from his vpland side downe 

to y® sea wall contajneing two Acers or y'" abouts 
bee Itt more or leese, & alsoe a Certen portion of Meddow, 
lijng in a place Called new Towne about seaven or eight 
acers, which hee hath heretofore made vsse of, & this hath 
made vsse of bee Itt more or lesse, which formerly was 



Part I, Fol. 138, 139. 

granted to liim by the Towne, with all the priuiledges as 
others of my Tenants haue, paijng yearely one day worke of 
a man if it bee demanded within the yeare or else nott ; To 
haue & to hould the aforesd p'^'misses witho* lett or hinder- 
ance or Molestation from mee [139] my heyres or Assigns, 
to him his heyres & assigns for ever/ In witnesse w^'of Wee 
haue Interchangeably sett two o'' hands y^ day & Date here 
of, SeptemV: 27 : 59 : 

Witnesse/ John Leighton William Phillips 

his Marke/ £ "[_ ^°''<'^t Booth/ 

Stephen Bradcocke/ Cap* William Phillips acknowl- 

edgeth in Court that the aboue 
Instrument is his Act & Deede, 
before mee In ye psence of y^ 
Court Edw : Rishworth 
OctoV j : 63 : Assotiate/ 
vera Copia of this Instrument aboue written transcribed 
out of the originall, & y^ with Compared this 7*^^ of Octob'^ : 
63 : as Attests/ 



This gsent wrighting witnesseth, that I Mc : Shapleigh of 

Keittery M^'cha* haue barganed sould signed & sett ouer vnto 

Dickery Jefferys, his heyres executors adminis- 

shapieigh trators & assio^ns, a Certen pcell of Land where 

To o ' :r 

jefferies the sd Dickcry Jefferys now dwelleth, As to say 

two small Neckes or Ylands with foure Acers of 
Land Adjoyneing to his sd house. In breadth sixteene Land 
yeards from a stumpe of a whitte Oake Tree, behind his 
dwelling house on the North East side, & to John Brayes 
bounds, & from those two bounds to runne backe vntill foure 
Acers bee fully Compleated, for w°h Land aforesd, I haue 
Receaved full satisfaction, & the sd Dickery Jefferys is to 
haue & hould the sd Land, with all the priuiledges there 
vnto belonging vnto the sd Dickery Jefferys, his heyres, 



Paet I, FoL. 139. 

Executors Administrators or Assigns for ever, & further I 
do promisse my selfe & do bind mine heyres executors 
Administrators & assigns, to defend the Title there of, vnto 
him the sd Digory Jefferys his heyres executors Administra- 
tors or Assigns, from all psons or anie w^soeuer/ In witnesse 
w''of, I haue here vnto sett my hand & scale this 23 : 
Febru : 166 1 Nic : Shapleigh {^^^^) 

Signed & sealed In p^sents Alee Shapleigh/ 

of vs/ This lustrum* aboue written signed 

ffran : Champnoone/ by Nic : & Aylce Shapleigh was 
Xathaell Fryer/ acknowledged by Majo*" Nic : 

Shapleigh to be his Act & Deede, 
& Deliud this 25 : May : 64 : be- 
fore mee Bryan Pendleton 

Coihissio^ 
vera Copia, transcribed out of the originall & y"" with 
Compared this 9*^ : October : 63 : of this aboue written Instru- 
ment p Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 



Edw : Rishworth as agent for Mr John Beex & Company 

Enters Caution to saue the Interest of a pcell of 

Beex&c j^ud & Mcddow lijuo^ In Casco bay Mororaffed & 

Caution -^ * ^ & & 

about Tuckr sould vuto them by Richd Tucker, & the posses- 
sion y^of Delivered by TurfFe & Twigg vnto 
Edw : Rishworth y'" agent in y'^ behalfe, & against the record- 
ing of a convayance made of the sd Land by Mr John Phillips 
of Boston vnto Mr Geo : Munioy, by vertue of a deede 
granted vnto the sd Phillips from Fran : Smale now of Cascoe, 
Till there bee a full Issueing of this Case/ Noveb'' 1664 : 



To all Christean people, John Phillips of Boston In the 
County of Suffolk In New England yeaman, & Joanna his 



Part I, Fol. 139, 

wife, sendeth Greeting In our Lord God everlasting : Know 

yee that the sd John Phillips, & Joanna Phillips 

Phillips ag ^^q\\ for & In consideration of the naturall 

To 

Munjoy louQ & parentall affection, w'^h they the sd John 

& Joanna Phillips haue & beareth vnto there 
Sun In Law George Munjoy of Boston aforesd Marriner &> 
Mary his Wife daughter of the sd John & Joanna Phillips, 
as alsoe for other good Causes & Considerations them there 
vnto moueing, haue giuen & granted, & by these psents do 
fully, freely, clearely & absolutely giue grant & Confirme 
vnto the sd George Munjoy & Mary his wife 



Part I, Fol. 140. 

[140] These Presents testify, that I Nicholas Shapleigh 

In Pischataqua Eiver Grentleman, for & In Consideration of 

Twenty foure pounds to bee payd vnto mee the sd Nicholas 

Shapleigh, by John Bray of the sd place shippwright. In 

manner & forme as folio weth, that is to say Twelue pounds at 

the sealing of this Deede, & Twelue pounds more 

Shapleigh residue more of the sd Twenty foure pounds In 

Bray goods, ou the twenty ninth day of Septemb^ : 

which shall bee In the yeare one thousand six 

hundred sixty & three, do by these Presents bargan sell 

alline assigne & sett over vnto the sd John Bray Twelue 

acers of Land scituate lijng & being In Pischataq^ river 

between the Land of Thomas Langley & Digory Jefferie 

extending to the Land Marke being a pine tree that is burnt 

blacke, & to goe away vpon Course North & by East on 

both sides according to its breadth, & to haue free Egress & 

Regress of a Cart way through the sd Land/ to haue & to 

hould the sd Land with all y® app''tenances, & priuiledges 

thereto belonging, vnto him the sd John Bray his executors 

administrators or assigns for ever/ & further I do hereby 

promiss for my selfe, & do bind mee mine heyres executors 

administrators & assignes to defend the Title y"" of vnto him 

the sd John Bray his executors or assignes aganst all Persons 

w^soever/ In witnesse w'" of I haue herevnto sett my hand 

& seal this 29*^ of 7*^ : one thousand six hundred sixty & 

two/ 1662 : 

Sealed & Delivered In Nic : Shapleigh {^^^^) 

the Presence of vs/ Alee Shapleigh/ 

Charles Gliddin/ This Deede or bill of sayle, was 

The Marke of c-pyV-Q acknowledged before mee this 

T, ^ / 26: of March 1664: by Mr 

Kyce Tommass/ at- i, oi. i • i 

^ Nicho : Shapleigh 

Thomas Withers/ 

This Deede of sayle a true Coppy there of transcribed out 



Part I, Fol. 140. 

of the originall & there with Compared this 28 : of Janvry 
1665 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



so far before July Court so far I have got 



To all whome these psents shall corae greeteing/ Know yee 
that w^'as Sir Fardinando Gorges Knight hath given pouer & 
Commission vnder his hand & seale to mee dated att Cann- 
igton the fine & Twenteth day of Febru : 1636 : for the 
letting & setting of all or any part of his Lands or Ylands 
lijng betweene the Cape Elizabeth & y^ Entrance of Sacata- 

hocke River & soe vp into the Mayne Land sixty 
Cleave Miles ; Now know alsoe y* by vertue of the same 

Mitten Commission : I the sayd George Cleeue haue to 

farme letten vnto Michael Mitton Gentle : his 
heyres & assigns, y* Ysland formerly Called pond Ysland In 
Casco bay, & now & hereafter to bee Called or known by the 
name of Michaell Ysland, being the Ysland that lyeth ouer 
aganst & to sea ward of that Ysland, that the sd Sir Fardi- 
nando Gorges hath giuen & granted vnto the sd Geo : Cleeue 
& Ric : Tucker for the Tearme of Two thousand yeares & 
knowne by the name of Hodg Ysland/ & I the sd Geo : 
Cleeue haue by the same Authority granted vnto Michaell 
Mitton his heyres & assigns the sd pond Ysland with all the 
Hearbidge, trees, & other Comoditys, y^vnto belonging, the 
sd Ysland supposed to bee Thyrty Acers or y'' abouts, & to 
bee houlden of him the sd Michell Mitton, & his aforesayds, 
of Sir Fardi : Gorges & his heyres for y^ yearely rent of 
05^ 0*^ to bee pd vnto y® rent gatherer of the sd Farndino : 
Gorges yearely, & euery yeare dureing the Tearme of sixty 
yeares ; vpon the feast day of Saynt Michaell the arke 
Angell, & In case of non payment the sd Michaell his heyres 
& assigns is lyable to a destresse ; And for Confirmation 
here of to the sd Michell Mitton I the sd Geo : Cleeue haue 



Part I, Fol. 140, 141. 

given this vnder my hand & seale beareing date this Twenty 

eight day of Decemb"" : Anno Doml 1637 : 

Sealed, Signed & Deliud p mee George Cleeue [J^Hq) 

In the psence of. Attested by Mr George Cleeue 

John Hicketord/ this 9"^ day of May 1660 : 

Eichd Tucker/ before us to bee his Act/ 

p mee Eobert Jordan > ^ . . 

. ^^ . s Commissio""^ : 
irancis r^eale ) 

Memorandum y* W^as Itt is Conceaued the y^ ysland aboue 

specifyd is vp wards of An hundred Acers, though not vsse- 

full o:round for Tillas^e ; Xow I Thomas Gorijes 

Gorges EsQ^, for and in the behalfe of Sir Fardi : Goro'es 

To V 

Mitten Knight, at the request of the sd Michell ]Mitton 

do Confirme the sd ysland whooly vnto him & 
his heyres for euer vpon the sd Rent of hue shillings p Ann : 
witnesse my hand this 3d of August, 1642. 
Witnesse Eichd Tucker/ Tho : Gorges/ 

Eoger Garde/ 

vera Copia of the Deede made & giuen by Mr Geo : Cleeue 
to Michell Mitton by pouer deriued from Sir fardin : Gorges, 
& a further Confirmation made l)y ]Mr Tho : Gorges of the 
same Ysland to y^ sd Mitton, transcri])ed out of the originalls 
& y' with Compared this 30th : 8 : 63 : 

p Edw : Eish worth Ee : Cor : 

[141 J This Deede as Itt was first granted to Michaell 
Mitton, by vertue of a Commission from Sir Fardinan : 
Gorges & Confirmed to him p Thomas Gorges : soe now I do 
agajne Confirme the same by vertue of authority to mee 
deriued from Mr Eigby who is the lawfull proprietor of 
Lygonia, for the Eent aboue specifyd to bee payd every 
yeare vnto the sd Mr Eigby, & his heyres for ever, this first 
day of May, 1650: 

George Cleeue/ 
Attested this 9*^ day of May 1660, by Mr Geo : 

Cleeue to bee his Act, before us, 

p Eobert Jordan Assotiate/ 



G 



Part I, Fol. 141. 

These jPsents witnesseth y* I Elizabeth Mitton, do by these 
psents assigne sell & make over vnto John 
Mitten Phillips of Bostoii all my right title Interest of 

Phillips y^ Ysland with in mentioned vnto the sd Phillips 

his heyres, executors, Administrators & assigns, 
to Inioy for ever from mee my heyrers executors administra- 
tors & assigns & from any pson or psons w*soeuer peaceably 
to possesse & Inioy, hee from this day to pay the yearely 
rent there of, on demand/ as witnesse my hand/ this 7*^ of 

Otcob^ : 1661 : Elizabeth /T" Mitton 

Witnesse Sampson 

Penley/ The marke of 
Thomas Grejne-slayd/ 
George Munioy Mr George Munioy Attests vpon 

his oath before this Court that 
his name subscribed as a wit- 
nesse to this Assignement made 
over by Elizabeth Mitton to 
John Phillips was her Act & 
Deede/ this 3 : 8 : 63 : p mee 
Edw : Rishworth Assotiate/ 
A true Coppy of Mr Cleeue his Confirmation aboue writ- 
ten & Mis Mittons assignement of her right to John Phillips 
transcribed out of y originalls & y with Compared, this 30*^ : 
of OctoV : 63 p Edw : Rishworth Ee : Cor : 



Receaued of John Smyth of Cape Nuttacke : 21 : July 
1662 : all debts and demands, from the begining of the 
world to this day/ I say receaued by me/ 
Witnesse Abraham Cheever/ Henery Pease/ 

Nicholas Greene his marke (CTT ^^^'^ ^"P''^' °^ ^^^. '^- 

VL-/ ceapt aboue written 

transcribed out of the 

originall, & there with 

compared this 21 : De- 

cemV : 63 : p Edw : 



Pakt I, FoL. 141. 
Lockwood Tj^ig Indenture made the third day of Novem- 

To '^ 

Fryer ber, In the fiueteenth yeare of the Reigne of our 

Soveraigne Lord Charles the secund by the grace 
of god of England Scottland France, Ireland & New England 
Kmg, Defender of the faith cfec : and In the yeare of our 
Lord Grod One thousand six hundred sixty three, betweene 
Richard Lockewood of Kittery, In the County of yorke 
Mariner, of the one part, & Nathanjell ifryer of Portsmouth 
In the County of Norfocke M'chant of y^ other part, Wit- 
nesseth, that the sayd Richd Lockewood for & In Consider- 
ation of the some of one hundred pounds of Lawfull money 
New England In hand before thensealing sealing & delivery 
of these psents well & truly payd/ the receipt whereof the 
sd Ric : Lockewood acknowledgeth, and him selfe to bee 
fully satis fyd, Contented & payd ; Hath granted barganed & 
sould abend Eenfeotfed Convayd released Deliud & Con- 
firmed, & by these psents doth grant, bargajne, & sell, alien 
Infeoffe Convay release Deliver & Confirme vnto the sd 
Nathanjell Fryer his hey res & assigns all that dwelling house 
sytuate lijng and being in Kittery aforesd, & sometyms 
heretofore In the Teano^ or Occupation of Fran : Champnoone 
Esq% togeather alsoe with thyrty Acers of vpland, with the 
Marsh y* lyeth next Adioyneing, to the sd house at a Gutt 
y* parts the sayd Marsh, & the house & Land of George 
Palmer, which sayd Thyrty Acers of Land doth runne from 
the sd Gutt towards the house & land of Robert Edge, 
vntill the sayd thyrty Acers of vpLand bee fully Compleated, 
8c alsoe all trees, woods, & vnderwoods, Coinans Easements, 
gfitts, Coinoditys, Aduantages, Emoluments, & app'^tenances 
w*soeuer to y^ sayd house & land belonging, or In any wise 
app^'tayneing/ 

To haue & to hould the sayd dwelling house, & thyrty 
Acers of Land & Marsh, & all & singular other the pmisses, 
with y'" or euery of y^ appurtenances before hereby granted 
barganed & sould or ment or mentioned, or Intended to bee 
granted barganed & sould, & euery pt & pcell y'of, vnto the 



Part I, Fol. 141, 142. 

sd Nathanjell Fryer his hey res & assigns for euer, to the 
onely gper vsse & behoofe of the sd Nathanll Fryer, his 
heyres & assigns for euer, & to & for noe other vsse intent 
or purpose w^soeuer/ Provided always, & It is agreed, by & 
betweene all & euery of the ptys, to these psents, j^ If the 
sd Richd Locke wood, his heyres executors Administrators or 
assigns, or any of them, doe & shall Well & truely Content 
or pay, or Cause to bee payd vnto the sayd Nathanjell Fryer, 
his heyres executors Administrators or Assigns, the fiill & 
Just some of one hundred pounds In manner & forme 
following/ 

That is to say the full & Just some of Thyrty three pounds 
six shillings & eight peece. In good dry well Cured M^'chand- 
able or refuge fish, with in six days next after the Date here 
of, & the like some of Thyrty three pounds six shillings & 
eight peence. In the like well Cured M^'chandable refuge fish 
at or upon the Twenteth day of June next, Comeing after 
the Date hereof, [142] as aforesd, & the like some of Thyrty 
three pounds Six shillings eight peence. In the like well 
Cured M''chandable & refuge fish as aforesd, att or vpon 
the tenth day of October next following, with out fraude 
Covin, or further delay, that then this Deede, & every thing 
here in Contayned shall cease determine & bee vtterly voyd, 
& of none sefiect, to all Intents & purposes w^soever ; But 
if the sd Ric : Lockewood his heyres, executors. Administra- 
tors or assigns shall make default or fayler of payments, of 
any or either of the severall and respectiue somes of Th3rrty 
three pounds six shillings & eight peence, at any or either 
of y® sd seuerall & respectiue dayes of payment before here 
in lymitted & appoynted for payment, there of, that then 
this Deede & every thing herein Contayned shall stand & 
bee In full force, to all Intents & purposes w*soever ; And 
y* then y® sayd Richard Lockewood his heyres & assigns, at 
the request of y^ sd Nathaniell Fryer shall make such further 
assurance or assurances of the pmisses vnto & vpon the sd 
Nathanjell Fryer his heyres & assigns, as hee the sd Nathan- 



Part I, Fol. 142. 

jell Fryer his heyres or assigns, or his or there Counsell 
learned In the Law, shall bee reasonably aduized, devized or 
required/ In witnesse whereof, the ptys first aboue named to 
these psent Indentures, Interchangeably haue sett y hands 
& seales, the day & yeare aboue written/ 
Sealed & Delivered Richd Lockewood (selie) 

In the psence of. This Deede was acknowledged 

James Heard/ b}^ the sd Ric : Lockewood the day 

Abra : Corbett/ & Date aboue written, before mee 

Bryan Pendleton/ Coinissoy 

Wee whose names are vnder Can testify that y^ Contents 
of this wi-ighting was Delivered to the sd Fryer In psence 
of us this 4th of Novenil/ : 1663 : 

Roger Deareing shippwright/ 

John Jackeson/ 

A true Coppy of this Morgage aboue written transcril^ed 
out of the originall & there with Compared this 5"' : of 
Janv : 63 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



IVas Wee Antippus Mauericke & Thomas Booth did 
mutually agree & Conclude the sayle & purchase of an 
House & Lands att Kittery with all y"" appurtenances for- 
merly possessed, & since sould by mee the sd Mauericke, & 
bought by mee Tho : Booth as appeares by the bill of sayle 
to mee by him made, & recorded, beareing date the 5th of 
August 1661 : vpon Certen Conditions, which I the sd Booth 
was to pforme vnto Antiphus Mauericke aforesd, standing 

alsoe vpon record beareing date 8 : August : 
Maverick 1661 1 vpou good Considerations there vnto us 

Booth moueing. Wee the sd Antiphus Mauericke dh 

Thomas Booth, do by these psents freely & abso- 
lutely agree Consent & Conclude to reverse, & do reverse & 
make Null all former Contracts, Covenants & agreements 
what soeuer, made betweene us, referring to the purchase & 
sayle of the sayd house & Lands/ In testimony w^'of Wee 



Paet I, FoL. 142. 



do at this psent Mutually resigne vp all wrigh tings, sayles, 
& Conditions one vnto another, & for further Confirmation 
of the pmisses, Wee do here vnto afix o'" hands & seales this 
secund day of Janvary : 1663 : 

Signed sealed & Deliuerd Antippas Mauericke (s^aie) 

In the gsence of, Tho : Booth {,^^^) 

Edw : Rishworth/ vera Copia of this Act & deede 

aboue written betweene Antipas 
Mauericke & Tho : Booth tran- 
scribed out of the originall, & 
y^with Compard this 5th d : of 
Janvary : 63 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



John Ameredath/ 

his Marke,^/^^^/^ 



Sanders 
To 

eutt 



This Indenture made the ninth day of October, In the 
fiueteenth yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord 
Charles the secund by the Grace of god, of England Scott- 
land, France Ireland & New England King Defend'' of the 
faith &c : Betweene John Sanders of Wells In the County 
of yorke, or province of Mayne yeomo : on the 
one party, & John Cutt of Portsmoth or Pischat- 
aqua In the Countie of Norffocke M^chant on the 
other ptie Witnesseth that the sd John Sanders 
for & In Consideration of the some of one hundred & fiuety 
pounds In hand before thensealing & Delivery of these 
gsents, well & truely payd the receipt whereof the said 
John Sanders acknowledgeth him selfe to bee fully satisfyd 
& Contented & payd & there of & of euery pt & pcell 
thereof, doth accquitt exonerate & discharge the sayd John 
Cutt his heyres, executors Administrators & assigns, & 
every of them for ever by these psents/ And for diverse 
other good Causes & considerations, him the sayd Jo" 
Sanders espetially moueing, hath given granted barganed & 
sould, & by these psents doth giue grant bargane & sell vnto 



Pakt I, FoL. 142, 143. 

the sayd John Cutt his heyres & assigns all that Mansion 

house sytuate lijng & being [143] Neare Cape Porpus River, 

with in the parish of Wells, & commanly Called by the name 

of John Sanders Farme, togeather alsoe with all & singular 

that Necke of Land whereon the sayd Mansion house now 

standeth contayeing by estimation foure hundred Acers of 

vpland & Marshes bee the same more or lesse/ And alsoe 

all & singular the soyle & ground of the sayd Necke of 

Land, & all trees woods & vnderwoods. Commons proiitts 

coinoditys, Advantages, Emoluments, hereditaments and 

appurtenances w^soever, to the said Mansion house & Farme, 

or Necke of Land belonging or any ways app^'tayeing, & to 

& with the same now or heretofore vsed or Inioyed as pt 

parcell or Member thereof, or appendant or appurtenant 

there vnto, betweene a Riuer y*" Called the little River on the 

South West side. And a River there Called Cape Porpus 

River, on the North East side, The sea on the South End, 

And the Coinans of Wells aforesd : And a Farme of one 

Mr Dan" Ipes on the North End thereof/ The Marsh & pcell 

of vpland contayeing about seaven Acers formerly sould & 

sett out vnto one John Barrett the Ellder of Wells aforesd, 

& about one acer of Marsh as y^ same was formerly sould & 

sett out vnto Mr Harlackenden Symonds onely excepted, & 

foreprized, & alsoe all cS: singular Deeds evidences wright- 

ings Towne Grants, Grants hy Mr Thomas Gorges, Escripts 

& miniiis w^soeuer soly concerneing the jpmisses, or any pt 

or parcell y'^of/ To haue& to hould the sayd Mansion house, 

& Farme houses Edifices & bujldings, vpland & Marshes & 

all singular & other the pmises with the appurtenances vnto 

the sd John Cutt his heyres & assigns for ever, to the only 

pper vsse & y^ behoofe of the sd John Cutt his heyres & 

assigns for euer, & to & for noe other vsse Intent or purpose 

w^soever/ And the sayd John Sanders for him his heyres 

executors Administrators & assigns, & for all & every of 

them doth Covenant promisse & grant to & with the sayd 



Part I, Fol. 143. 

John Cutt his heyres & assigns, & to & with every of them 
by these psents, that hee the sd John Cutt his heyres & 
assigns & every of them shall & Lawfully may from tyme to 
tyme & at all tyms for ever hereafter quiettly & peaceably 
haue hould vsse occupie possesse & Inioy to his & y"" owne 
gper vsse & behoofe all & singular the sayd house & Necke 
of Land & all other the pmisses, with the appurtenances, 
before hereby granted barganed & sould, & every pt & pcell 
y'^of with the appurtenances freed acquitted & discharged, 
or otherwise well & sufficiently saved & keept harmelesse of 
& from all manner of former & other bargans sayles Gyfts 
grants Leases Morgages Estats Dowrys & Title of Dowry 
of Ann now wife of the sayd John Sanders & of & from all 
other Titles Troubles charges and Incomberances w^soeuer, 
heretofore had made Coinitted suffered & done, or to bee 
had mayd Committed suffered or done by the sayd John 
Sanders his heyres executors Administrators or assigns, or 
any of them/ And the sd John Sanders the sd p'^misses 
hereby granted barganed & sould & every pt & pcell thereof 
with the appurtenances vnto the sd John Cutt his heyres 
& assigns aganst him the sayd John Sanders his heyres & 
assigns & aganst all & every other pson & psons whatsoever, 
shall & will warrant & for ever defend by these p^'sents/ In 
witnesse whereof the ptys first aboue named to these psents 
Indenturs Interchangeably haue sett y^ hands & scales the 
day & yeare first aboue written/ Anno Dom : 1663 : 
Sealed & Deliverd In the tthe Marke 

psence of, Abra : Corbett/ of John Sanders ^/O (ggaie) 

The marke of James Eme- 

John ChaterJ ry/ 

John Sanders Liueing at Cape Porpus, & the wife of John 
Sanders haue giuen mee both of them quiett possession of 
this Farme & all belonging to itt, according to the Tenour 
of the Deed, & John Sanders & Ann Sanders the wife of 



Paet I, FoL. 143, 144. 

John Sanders haue acknowledged this Deed & surrendered 
Itt vp to Mr Cutt his Agent/ 

Wells 12 : M^nth 10 : 1663 : John Sanders Senjor 

Witnesse Ezekell Knightt/ his marke ^ 

Ann Sanders her 
This Deed was acknowledged before Marke A 

mee Ezekell Knightt assotiate/ 12 : 10 : Moenth/ 63 : 
This Instrument aboue written with the acknowledgment 

there of, transcribed out of the originall, & there with 

Compared this 17th day of March 166| p Edw : Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 

Bee Itt remembred vpon this Eleventh day of DecemV 
next, after y^ date with in written quiett & peaceable posses- 
sion of y® Land w^^in granted was given & Delivered by the 
within mentioned John Sanders vnto the within 
named John Cutt In name of possession & seizen 
of all Lands tenements & Heriditaments In y*^ deede w^'^in 
Contayned : To haue & to hould vnto the sd John Cutt, his 
heyres & assigns for euer, according to the true Tenour &, 
meaneing of the deede, within written In y® psence of M'^ 
Nath" Maysterson agent to y*^ aboue named John Cutt, & 
others whose hands are here subscribed/ 
Testes/ William Symonds/ William Ashly his marke o— 

p Edw: Rishworth Re : Cor : 



[144] This Indenture made the tenth of March = 6| 
betweene Sampson Penley of Falmouth In the County of 
yorke fisher man of the one party, & George Munioy of the 
Towne aforesd, of the other pty, Witnesseth that the sd 

Sampson Penley for & In Consideration of the 
Peniie somc of scavcnteene pounds In hand payd to 

Munjoy Coutcut, vuto mcc bcforc the Assignem* hereof, 

for w'^h some I do discharge the sd Munioy/ & 



Part I, Fol. 144. 

by these psents do liaue given granted barganed & sould, 
& by these psents haue given granted barganed & sould, & 
by these psents do fully clearly & absolutely bargan & sell 
& Confirme vnto the sd Munioy his heyres & assigns for 
euer, all & singular the sd right Title & Interest, that was 
delivered mee by the Marshall of this County by vertue of 
an execution for a Judgm* : Granted mee at a Court of 
Assotiats held In Septemb'" last aganst Mr Joseph Phippeny/ 
to say one quarter part of an Yland Called Comanly house 
Yland, with halfe the ould house on Itt, & all the new 
house bujlt by the sd Phippenny, & one halfe of the stages, 
& all & singular my right Title & Interest, of Land & house- 
ing yY to haue & to hould y® p^'misses, from mee my heyres 
executors Administrators to him the sayd George Munioy, 
his heyres executors Administrators or assigns, for euer 
peaceably to Inioy & possesse, & to make any further Deede 
or Deeds of sayle According to law, w"^ hee shall bee required 
y^'vnto, by the sd Munioy, or his order/ & for the pformance 
hereof, I haue here vnto sett my hand & scale this 9*^ of 
March 166|/ 

Signed sealed & Delived/ Samson Penlie (gelfe) 

In the psence of us/ Samson Penley acknowledgeth 

Francis Smale/ this Indenture to bee his Act & 

Peter Howsing/ Deede before mee this 23 : of 

March = Ql George Cleeue 
Coinissioy 
A true Coppy of this Instrument aboue written tran- 
scribed out of the originall & y'with Compared this 29*^ 
March =6^ p Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor 



Know all men by these psents, that I william 
Noreman Norcmau fishcrmau now resident at Cascoe In 

To 

Munjoy the Couuty of yorke. In New England, for & 

In Consideration of the some of Three pounds 

foureteene shillings sterling In hand payd before the sealing 



Paet I, FoL. 144. 

hereof, do glue grant bargan & sell vnto Mr Geo : Munioy 
all my right Title Interest In a quarter part of house Yland, 
alsoe one quarter of the house thereon, with all y^ priuiledges 
y^to belonging, & alsoe y" sd William Noreman doth hereby 
warrant the sd house & land, & to make Itt good to Mr 
George Munioy or his heyres or assigns, aganst all psons 
which shall Clayme any Interest In the sd house or Land by 
from or vnd' mee, to the true pformance w'of I do putt my 
hand & seale this tenth day of Novemb^ : In the yeare 
sixty three/ 

Witnesse In the gsence/ The marke of )^ % {J^}^^) 

William Philb'ps/ William Noreman 

Kalph Trustrum This wrighting William Noreman did 

his marke R owne to bee his Act & Deede 

before mee Moenth 10th : 63 : 
William Phillips Assotiate/ 
vera Copia of this Instrument aboue written transcril^ed 
out of y*" originall & y^vith Compared this 29 : March : 6| 

p Edw Rish- 
worth Re : Cor : 



Witnesse these psents that I Xicho : Whitte of Cascoe Bay 
Planter do by these ]3sents acknowledge to haue In hand 
receaued of John Breme now In the same bay fisherman, the 
full & iust some of fine pounds three shillings before the 

signeing here of. In Consideration of which I doe 
White \yy these psents assigne sell & make over vnto 

Breem the sd John Breme all my right title & Interest 

In the Yland Coiiianly Called house Yland, being 
the one quarter part there of, with the one quarter part of 
the house y^on, & the quarter part of all the rightts & priui- 
ledges y^vnto belonging w^soeuer, from mee my heyres 
executors Administrators & assigns vnto the sd John Breeme 
his heyres, executors Administrators & assigns, for ever & 
In Considerations alsoe that Samson Penley shall haue for 



Part I, Fol. 144, 145, 



his part free Lyberty to make fish on the sd Yland, & In 
Case the sd Breeme shall make sayle of itt, the sd Samson 
Penley is to haue the refuse there of, howeuer to haue lyberty 
to fish dureing his life without lett or Molestation of the sd 
Breeme or his order, & for the true pformance here of, 
I haue here vnto putt my hand & seale this 23 : of 
OctoV: 1661: 

Signed sealed & Deliverd The marke of . . , ^^^ . 

In the gsence of/ Mcho : Whitte ^''^^'^ 

George Munioy/ This was acknowledged to bee the 
John Seares Act & Deede of Mc : Whitte to 

John Breeme the sixth of August 
1663 before mee Geo : Munioy 
A True Coppy of ) Assotiate 

This Instrument aboue written transcribed out of the origi- 
nall & y^ with Compared this 29 : March=6 f 

p Edw : Eishworth Ee : Cor : 



[145] Bla : Poynt=-14=Aprill : 61 : 

A true Accompt of Andrew Heffers goods, that are 
apprized by John Lybie, & *William Shelton, praysed with 
the assistance of Arthur Augur/ 



InpM 2 oxen at Henery Ellkins 8 5 

It for one sow 26^ 3 piggs 24^ 2 10 

It for 3 axes 3 ould sythes 13 

Hefifers It for the 2 oxen at his house — 14 00 

Estate It for ye Cow & Calf e 4 5 



It for an ould Cow 

It for one steare att 

It for one bla: Heflfer 

It for 2 yeareling Calues att 

It one redd Heffer at 

It for one hide at 

It for 2 Iron potts 1 peyre of pott hookes. 

It for 2 Iron Wedges & 1 betle ring 

It for one brasse pann at 

It for all the Cloaths 

It 1 bagg 12d 8 peecs of beif e 5^ 



4 
3 12 
3 15 

3 

2 15 

3 

8 

6 

2 

10 

6 



49 



14 11 

49 



for yt w«h is at Richd Mayres 

Two ould Cows 1 calf e.. 8 10 

One redd steare at 2 10 

One yeareling Calf e 1 10 

foure yds & one 1 5 

quarter of cayrsey 

for one hatt 4 

for one Cowlter ) 12 
& shayre att ) 



*14 11 



A true Inventory of y« 

estate of Andrew Heffers, 
to ye best of our knowl- 
edge as witness 
William Shelton | 
John Libby | the 
apprizers y of | 



Totall 63 11 



Paet I, FoL. 145. 

A true Coppy of this Inventory transcribed out of the 
originall & y^'with Compared this 29th : March =6 | 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



At a Legall Towne Meeteing held at Cape Porpus this 
26 : of August. 1663 : 

For the pventing of striffe, that peace & quiet- 

^j orpus j^gggg j^^y i^QQ mantayned amongst vs, Itt is 

Howei, Bush ordered that Morgan Howell, shall haue his Land 

Monteo^e, Layd out ou the other side of the River, accord- 

Turbet, Kendal, {y^g to his Icasc, & that Johu Bush shall haue his 

Mnssell & /»->/ri'i 

Cirmihii tcuu accrs 01 JNIarsli with one hundred Acers of 

vpland mesured out vnto him (according to a 
former Towne grant, adioyneing to his. Itt is alsoe ordered 
that John Sanders & Grifl&ne INIountegue, & Peter Turbutt 
& Willia7 Kindall, Tho : Mussell & John Cirmihill, that 
these shall haue the rest of the Marsh to bee deuided amongst 
them, home to Gregory Jefferys Marsh, lately deseased, & 
that Good : John Sanders shall haue free Commanids^e In 
the Towne, according as the rest of y^ Inhabitants, haue, to 
his house lott that hee liueth vpon/ Itt is also ordered that 
Griffine Mounteo^ue shall haue free Coinanido^e to his house 
& Land : And Itt is alsoe ordered that these six Inhabitants 
shall deuide this Marsh amongst them selues forth with/ 
John Sanders/ Griffin Mountegue/ 
John Bush/ William Kindall 

Peter Turlnitt/ Tho : Mussell 
Vera Copia est/ John Cir nihill/ William Renalds/ 
Sheth fletcher/ William Renalds Senjo^ 

Fran : Littlefejld Senjoy 
John Sanders his Marke (/^ 

vera Copia of this grant aboue written transcribed out of 
the originall & y'^with Compared this 29th of Aprill : 64 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 145, 146. 

These psents testify, that I John Bush of Cape Porpus, 
In the Co untie of yorke In New England, alias 
Bush prouince of Mayne Planter, with the free & full 

Pendleton Couseut of my wife that now is, Vidz* : Grace 

Bush, for & in Consideration of my selfe, & my 
aforesd wifes life, or the longest liuer of vs two, in and vpon 
that Tract of Land, vpon which I now Hue, without payment 
of rent, or rents, which Tract of Land app^tayneth or 
belongeth vnto Cap* Brian Pendleton of Portsmouth, In the 
County of JSTorfocke In New England M^'chant : I the sd John 
Bush do hereby bargan sell alliene assigne & sett over vnto 
the sd Cap* Bryan Pendleton/ his executors. Administrators 
or assigns, an hundred Acers of vpland, & Tenn acers of 
sault Marsh, being & lijng on the other side of the River at 
Cape Porpus, Comanly knowne by the name of Batsons 
River, or the Little river, the bounds of w°h Land is not at 
psent pfectly known, but shall speedily bee done, and an 
exact Accop* y^of given to the sd Pendleton &c : And I do 
hereby pmisse & Covenant to deliver vnto the sd Cap* Pen- 
dleton, his executors, administrators or Assigns, all write- 
ings & grants concerneing the same, which I haue in my 
Costody : And I doe alsoe further Covenant & promisse to 
defend the Title there of aganst all psons Claymeing any 
right Title or In[i46]terest therevnto, vnto the sd Bryan 
Pendleton, his executors administrators or assigns for euer/ 
In consideration of which p''misses, I bind my selfe my exe- 
cutors administrators & assigns, by my hand & scale this 
seaventeenth day of Decemb^ : one thousand six hundred 
sixty three/ 

The marke of Jo^ Bush X (^J^J • 

The marke of Grace Bush Q (geSe) 
Signed, sealed & deliverd, 
In the psence of vs/ 
Fran : Littlefejld Senjoy 

The Marke /pD of William This Deede of Sayle acknowl- 
Renalds S enjoy edged this eighteenth day 

of Decemb^ : 1663 : before 



Part I, Fol. 146. 

vera Copia, of this Deede or Instrument aboue written, 
transcribed out of the originall & y^'with Compared this 30*^ : 
day of AiDrill : 1664 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



June: 30«\- 1648: 
Granted vnto George Rabone of Wells by vs whose names 
are here vnder written In vpland & Marsh as 
^«"« followeth/ 

To ' 

Rabone One home lott Contayneing thyrty poole In 

breadth, besids two poole for an hy way, w^h 
Lott is to runne East & west into the Countrey, & downe 
to the seaward soe fare as Webbhannett River till one hun- 
dred Acers bee fully Compleated ; given likewise vnto him 
eight Acers breadth of Meddow being 32 poole In breadth, 
of the North side of Mr Wheelewi'ights necke, & soe to runn 
vpon a direct lyne as John Wadleighs runns along to Webb 
hannett River/ which River lyeth on the North end of the 
sd Marsh, being bounded with John Wadleighs on the East 
side & Edw : Rishworths on the West/ 

More Granted a pcell of Marsh to the sd George lijng att 
Ogunquett Contayeing the quantity of three Acers bounded 
with John Crosses on the North side, & Edw : Rishworths 
on the South/ 

All w'^h vpland & Marsh with In these psents specifyd, 
was given & granted vnto the sd George by the Consent of 
the sd Towne, by vertue of which hee hath quiettly & peace- 
ably possessed the same, for the space of fine or six yeares 
togeather, which grant & peaceable possession, wee do fur- 
ther Confirme to him selfe & his heyrs for ever/ Witnesse 
our hands at the day & date here of, the day & yeare aboue 
written/ 

John Wadleigh his Henery Joclein D : G : 

Marke M ^^1^^^^ .r. 

^ V- Edw : Rishworth 

Jo° : Sanders his marke (7* 



Part I, Fol. 146. 

Aprill 8 : 1650 : 
Know all men by these psents, y* I Geo : Rabone or other- 
wise Haborne of Wells, haue sould vnto Fran : Littlefejld 
of the sd Towne, my house & ground, with that 
Haborne w^h is planted & not, with all his Marshes both 

^."^^ ^ _ at the necke of Land beins^ eio^ht acers breadth, 

Littlefield ^ ^ ' 

lijng betweene John Wadleighs & John Barrett 
his Marshes, with 3 Acers of Marsh lijng at Ogunquett, & 
all other priuiledges & rights app^tayeing y^to In witnesse 
w^to I haue sett two my hand/ 

In p^sence of George Haborne his marke ~Y 

Edw : Rishworth/ 



In consideration of w°h sayle of my house & lands with 
other priuiledges y^to belonging, the sd Fran : Littlefejld is 
to giue vnto Geo : Haborne or his assigns the Just some of 
Twenty & one pounds, to bee pd in sufficient Cattle, at 3 
severall payments, the first at the 29"^ day of 
Littlefield SeptemV: next Insewing 1650: the 2und the 

Rabone Same day twelue Moenth after 1651 : The 3d 

payment the 12 Moenth after at 29*^ : of Sep- 
temV 1652 : w^h Cattle are to bee not vnder 2 yeares ould, 
nor aboue 7 years ould, & the sd Cattle are to bee aprized 
at Wells as two Indifierent men shall prize them, each to 
chuse one, & the sd Francis is to helpe to driue the sd 
Cattle, at 3 severall tyms to Hampton/ In witnesse w'of I 
haue sett two my hand/ 
In y^ gsence of Francis Littlefejld/ 

Edw : Rishworth/ 

Know all men by these psents, yt I George Rabone of 

Hampton do assigne & make ouer the full some of this bill 

being Twenty one pounds due from Fran :* Little- 

Rabone fejld &> j^ tyms y^ specify d vnto my selfe with 

Wheelwright all my right & Interest In the sd bill, vnto 

Thomas Wheelewght of wells for some good 



Part I, Fol. 146, 147. 

Causes & Considerations from y^ day & date hereof, June : 
12 : 1650 : In witnesse w'^of I haue sett two my hand/ 
In the psence of Geo : Haborne his Marke V" 

Robert Smyth his marke ^"yC^ 

Gyles Fuller/ 

Know all men by these jpsents, that I Thomas Wheele- 
wright doe fully discharge Francis Littlefejld from this bond 
In the behalfe of Good : Rabone or Haborne/ 
June: Witucss mv hand Tho : Wheelwright/ 

22:52: "^ ^ ^ 

wheeiwr' A Truc Coppy of Geo : Rabones grant made 

^"^ by Mr Joclein & y^ rest, of his bill of sayle to 

Littlefield *^ J ' c/ 

Fran : Littlefejld Senjo% & Fran : Littlefejlds 
bill of payment to the sd Rabone, of Geo : Haborns assignem^ 
to Tho : Wheelewright, & the sd Wheelewrights discharge 
of Fran : Littlefejld, transcribed out of y^ originall & y^'with 
Compared this 3 : day of May : 1664 : p Edw : Rishworth 
Re : Cor 



[147] October: 27: 54: 

Att a Towne meeteing Legally Called, Wee the Coinissio" 
& select men of Wells, haue given granted & 
Wells Confirmed vnto Sainell Austine & his heyres for 

To -^ 

Austine ever, a Certen Tract of Land of Tenn poole 

broad li]ng on y? south west side of his owne 
Lott, bounded on y^ other side w"^ Robert Hethersys onely 
a high way betweene them, & soe to runn vp into the 
Countrey as other Lotts do/ Tho : Wheelewright/ 

Onely if the Towne haue any Ezekell Knights/ 

Occasion for Tymber to fence John Bush/ 

in y^ Marshes there at y^ end Edmand Littlefejld/ 

of the Towne/ John Wakefejld/ 

A true Coppy of this grant taken Willi : Hamons/ 

out of y® originall & y^ with John Sanders/ 

Compared this 4 : May : 64 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 147. 

Triedessimo die Augustj : 1647 : 

A grant made of a lott to Fran : Littlefejld by Hene : Bode, 

John Wadleigh, & John Sanders as folio weth/ 

first wee grant him the Lott y* was granted vnto Deare- 

barne, With the Marsh adioyneing to the Lott, alsoe halfe 

the Marsh lijng by the Necke, of Marsh y* hath 

"^^1^3 an Yland, Joyneing to the Eiver, w% parts Mr 

To 

Littiefieid Wheelewrights Marsh, & soe from the Eiver to 

the sea Wall : The sayd Francis is to haue the 

furthest part of the Stony beach downe streight to the 

bushes, & soe to the Eiver, & also a little stripp of Meddow 

lijng & adioyneing to Edm : Littlefejlds six Acers, vpon the 

Necke betweene William Wentworth & Edmund Littlefejlds 

Marsh/ hee is to pay to y^ Lord fine shillings yearely/ In 

witnesse w"" of wee haue putt to our hands the day & yeare 

aboue written/ 

Henery Bode/ 

A true Coppy of this grant aboue John wadleigh his 

written taken out of y® originall & 

y^with Compard this 4 : May : 64 : 

p Edw : Eishworth Ee : Cor : John Sanders his 

marke/ ^ 



marke //f\ 



To end all differences that hath or shall arise betweene 

Fran : Littlefejld Senjo"", & his Mother Annas Littlefejld, 

& his two brothers Namely Thomas & Fran : 

^-^Qj^g Littlefejld Junjo^, that they are all fully agreed, 

Thomas & ^ y^\\h an vnanimous Consent, that Fran : Little- 

Francis ' 

fejld Senjo^ shall haue a Certen Tract of Marsh 
(commanly Called six Acers) wholly to him selfe, & his 
heyres for ever to haue p^'sent possession/ Alsoe Tho : & 
Fran : Littlefejld Junio^ doth give vnto the aforesd Francis 
the Senjo"", the Yland w^h is comanly Called Wardles Yland, 
to him & his heyres for ever and y* hee shall haue p^sent 
possession/ Alsoe Annas Littlefejld doth freely give vnto 



Part I, Fol. 147. 

Fran : Littlefejld his children at her death all y^ Marsh that 
is properly her owne, as Namely foure Acers of Marsh att 
Negunquett, & two Acers on the south side, of the necke 
of Land, Commanly Called Mr Wheelewrightts necke, & 
six Acers at the sea wall, next the Harbours Mouth, & also 
Fran : Littlefejld Junjo'" doth give unto his brother Francis 
the Ellder, a small Necke of vpland ioyneing to his Marsh 
at home ; & for further Confirmation wee do all Joyntly 
bind our selues o"" heyres. Namely Francis Littlefejld Senjo"", 
& Annas Littlefejld, & the sd Thomas & Fran : Littlefejld 
Jujo^, firmely by these psents never to trouble one another 
about the Will, & lands Marshes goods moueal)le or vnmoue- 
ble of Edm : Littlefejld's y* is to say that Fran : Littlefejld 
Senjo'', shall not Molest any of the three executors namely 
Annis his Mother, or Thomas or Fran : Littlefejld Junjo'" of 
any thing y* Edm : Littlefejld left them/ nor y* any of those 
three executors shall not anie ways trouble or molest the sd 
Fran : Littlefejld Senjo% of any thing y* is here given him/ 
In witnesse here of they haue all Interchangably sett two 
y^ hands, this 17^^ . Decemb^ : 1661 : 

Testes/ Jos : Bowles/ Annis Littlefejld her Marke A 

Saiiiell Wheelewright/ Tho : Littlefejld his marke ^ 

Acknowledged & con- Fran : Littlefejld Junjo"" J 

fessed In Court 23 of his marke/ 

Decemb'" : 61 : by mee Fran : Littlefejld Senjo^ 

Rob* : Jordan Coiiiisio'"/ 

vera Copia of this agreement aboue written transcribed 
out of the originall <&, y'With Compared this 4 : May : 64 : p 
Edw liishworth lie Cor 



W^'as Fran : Littlefejld, & Mary Littlefejld haue sould 

Payne ^^^^ ^^^ ^^® Tract of Land of about one thous- 

To and Acers more or lesse, thejr two thyrds of itt 

as vnto them of gper right belongeth by a deede 



Paet I, FoL. 147, 148. 

of gyft from there father Edw : Littlefejld now deseased, 
being vnto him granted p Mr Cleeue, & alsoe p the 
Towne of Cape Porpus, as by deede from M'^ Cleeue & 
ReCords from the Towne of Cape Porpus, more fully appear- 
eth/ Now these are to signify that I Jo"^ Payne, do acknowl- 
edg my selfe to bee & rest satisfyd with the right which the 
sd Littlefejld had in & vnto y® Lands, with y^ appurtenances, 
by vertue of the Deeds from Geo : Cleeue & Cape Porpus 
Towne grant, soe y* In Case y^ tytle to y^ sd Land shall 
proue Invalid at any tyme hereafter, through the change of 
GoQm* In y* Towne of Cape Porpus, & prouince of Lygonja, 
y^by to make voyd y^ Title from Cleeus, & from the Towne 
of Cape Porpus, & the title of the sd Littlefejld by possession 
alsoe & by purchase from the natiues, who had the right 
y^of, then y^ sd Littlefejld & Mary Littlefejld, are hereby 
free from any dammage or restitution In reference to the 
Lands [148] or p^'misses, by them sould/ In witnesse haue 
sett my hand/ this 22^^ : of July : 1662 : 
Witnesse here vnto/ p mee John Paine/ 

William Howard/ vera Copia of this Instrument aboue 
Benjamjn Eire/ written transcribed out of the 

originall & thejre with Compared 
this 5th of May: 64: p Edw: 
Rishworth Re : Cor : 



This Indenture witnesseth, that John Glydd Son of John 
Glidd of Helson, In the County of Sussex in England hus- 
bandman, of his owne free will doth putt him 
Apprentice ^clfc to Fran : Littlefejld Senjo"* of Wells In the 
^•T.*? ^ .. County of Yorke In New Eno^land husbandman 

Littlefield *^ » 

to learne his art, & with him his executors & 
assigns after the manner of Apprentize to serue from y® 
thirteenth day of June In the yeare of our Lord one thous- 
and six hundred sixty & three, vnto the full end & tearme 



Part I, Fol. 148. 

of eight yeares from thence next followmg to bee 
inroiiedvp f^]ly Complcat & ended/ Duremo^ which terme 

on record »/ a. / o 

according to the sajd Apprcntizc his maister faithfully shall 
theTowizy scruc, his sccrcts keepe, & lawfull Comandments 
citf ^^^^ every where gladly do/ hee shall do noe dam- 

mage to his master, nor see itt to bee done of 
other, Ijut y* hee to his pouer shall lett or forth with make 
knowne the same to his master/ Hee shall not wast the 
goods of his master nor lend them vnlawfully to any : Hee 
shall not Committ fornication nor Contract matrimony with 
in the sajd term/ hee shall not play at any vnlawfull game, 
w'"by his master may haue any losse : Hee shall not hant tav- 
ern aylehouses nor places of gameing, nor al^sent him selfe, 
from the seruice of his INIaster day nor night, vnlawfully, 
but In all things as a faithfull apprentize, hee shall behaue 
him selfe towards his sayd master, his executors & assigns, 
& all his & thejrs dureing the sd Term. And the sd master, 
his executors & assigns his sajd apprentize in the Occupation 
of a husbandman, shall teach & Instruct, or cause to bee 
Instructed, finding vnto his sajd apprentiz meat drinke 
apparell. Lodging, & all other necessary s dureing the sajd 
Term, & at the end of the sd Term shall giue vnto the sd 
Apprentize two sujts of apparell & a Mayre Cowlt, & for the 
true pformance of all & euery of the sd Covenants & agree- 
m^^ either of the sajd partys bindeth him selfe vnto the other 
firmely by these psents/ In witnesse whereof the partys 
aboue named to these Indenturs Interchangably y^ hands & 
scales haue sett y^ day &> yeare aboue written, In the fiue- 
teenth yeare of the Reigne of our soueraigne Lord Charles 
the secund, by the grace of god. King of England &c : 1663 : 
Signed, & sealed, & Deliverd The Marke of John 
In the psence of vs/ Glydd X (se^iL) 

Edward Blake/ A true Coppy of this Indenture tran- 

William Pearse/ scribed out of the originall & y'with 

Compared this 6*^ : of May : 64 : 
p Edw : 



Part I, Fol. 148. 

I do acknowledge the disposall of the with in mentioned 
John Glydd, to Fran : Littlefejld for y^ term of eight years/ 
p Edw : Kishworth Ee : Cor : Eobert Lord/ 



This Indenture made the 25*^ of March 1662 : In the 
Eeio^ne of Our Soveraio:ne Lord Kins^ Charles 

Bristol! the secund &c : betweene Nicholas Frost of the 

one party, & Thomas Orchard on the other 

party, Witnesseth y* the sayd Nicholas doth hereby promisse 

Covenant & grant to & with the sayd Thomas his executors 
& assigns from the day of the date here of, 

Frost vntill his first & next arivall at New Ens^land, 

Serv' To ° 

Orchard & after for & during the term of fine years to 

serve in such seruice & Imploym* as hee the sd 
Thomas or his Assigns shall there Imploy him according to 
the Costome of the Countrey In the like kind ; In Consider- 
ation w"* of the sayd Thomas doth hereby Covenant & grant 
to & with the sd Nicholas to pay for his passage, to find & 
allow him meat, drink, apparell & Lodging with other 
necessarys during the sd Term. & at the end of the sayd 
Term to pay according to the Costome of the Country/ 

In witnesse w^ of the partys aboue named, to these Inden- 
turs haue Interchangeably set thejr hands, &> seals the day 
& year aboue written/ 

Rob^: Comkinber Mayor/ The marke of Nicho : 

& Thomas Wright/ 



Rob* yeamons Sherifi's/ 
Sealed & Delivered in the 
psence of John Edwards/ 



Frost 



^ /his\ 
i\ Vseale/ 



I Thomas Orchard do by these psents assign ouer this 
Indenture within expressed of Nicho : Frost, vnto William 



Frost 
To 
Scadlock 



Part I, Fol. 148, 149. 

Scadlocke or his Assigns, & y* the sd Nic : Frost 
is to serue the sd William Scadlocke or his 
assigns, foure years from the date hereof/ In 
witnesse w^ of I haue here vnto sett my hand, 
the tenth day of July 1663 : 

This assignement was acknowl- Tho : Archar 

edged both by Tho : Orchard Nicholas Frost his 

& Nic : Frost, July : 10 : 63 : ^^^^^ -^^ 

Hen : Joclein/ O > 



[149] I William Scadlocke do assigne over this Indenture, 
with the Consent of Nicholas Frost, vnto Fran : Littlefejld 
the Ellder/ as witnesse my hand/ 

The Marke "HT^ of Wi^liami 

This assignement was acknowl- - Scadlocke 

edged before mee Will : Phillips Assotiate/ 
A True Coppy of this Indenture, & these two assigne- 

ments with in written, transcribed out of the originalls & 

y^' with Compared this 6th of May : 64 : p Edw : Rish worth 

Re : Cor : 



These p'^sents testify, that I John Wadleigh of Wells, In 
the Countie of Yorke alias prouince of Mayne Planter, with 
the free & full Consent of my wife Mary Wadleigh, for & 

In Consideration of a valewable some in hand, 
Wadleigh i,y Yvan: Littlefejld Planter, of the aforesd 

Littiefieid Towuc, the receapt w"^ of I acknowledg, & am 

y"" with satisfy d, & of every part & p^cell thereof, 
do acquitt release & discharge the sd Fran : Littlefejld 
Senjo% his heyres executors Administrators & assigns, do 
hereby bargan sell alien assigne & sett over vnto the sd 
Fran : Littlefejld Senjo'" his heyrs. Executors, Administra- 
tors, or Assigns, seaven Acers & one halfe of Sault Marsh 



Part I, Fol. 149. 

ground, being & lijng In Wells in the sd prouince of Mayne, 
on the Necke of Land side, being bounded on the North- 
wester side by the Marsh ground of Mr Jos : Bowles, & by 
Mr Jo"" Gooch Senjo"", his Marsh ground on the Easter & 
Souther sides, & on the wester side by the Marsh ground of 
the sd Fran : Littlefejld Senjoy Two acers of one halfe w^of 
was formerly sould vnto the sd Fran : Littlefejld Senjoy to 
haue & to hould the aforesd p^'misses, with all the rightts & 
priuiledges y^vnto app^'tayning, & belonging vnto him the sd 
Fran : Littlefejld Senjo'", his heyres executors. Administra- 
tors & assign es. And I do alsoe further Covenant, & pmisse 
to defend the Title y^of aganst all psons, Clayming any 
right, title or Interest, y^'vnto, by from or vnder mee vnto 
him the sd Fran : Littlefejld Senjo'^, his heyrs executors 
Administrators & assignes/ In wittnesse w^'of I haue here 
vnto sett my hand & scale This nineteenth day of DecemV 
one thousand six hundred sixty three/ 
Signed sealed & delivefd John Wadleighs Marke (geSe) 

In y^ psence of, 

She : Fletcher/ 

William Symonds/ 

This lustrum* aboue written acknowledged by John wad- 
leigh & Mary wadleigh his wife to bee y^ Act & Deede this 
18th day of Aprill : 64 : before mee Edw : Rishworth 
assotiate/ 

A true Coppy of this Instrume* aboue written transcribed 
out of the originall, & there with Compared this 6th of May : 
64 : p Edw : Rishworth Ee : Cor : 



This Indenture made the Twenty fifth day of Septemb^ : In 
y® year fiuety fine, betweene Fran : Littlefejld Senjo'" on the 
one partie & Sainuell Austine on the other party, both 
Inhabitants In the Towne of Wells, In the County of yorke 



Mary wadleigh her marke ^y/ 



Paet I, FoL. 149. 

witnesseth, that the sd Samuell Austine hath 
Littiefieid barganed & sould, & by this Indenture clearely 
Austine barganeth & selleth vnto the sd Francis his 

heyres & asiggnes, to thejr owne vsse for 
ever, a dwelling house y* lyeth bounded with Robert Heth- 
ersys Lott on y^ one side, & Fran : Littlefejld Junjo^ In 
wells his lott on the other side, with a hundred Achers of 
vpland more or lesse/ Ite : a pcell of Meddow y* forfiily was 
Geo : Habornes, being bounded on the south side by John 
Wadleigh, & John Barrett Senjo"" on the North side, Joyning 
to Mr Wheelewrights Necke/ Item Twelue achers more or 
lesse that was formerly the aforesd Francises, & John Wad- 
leighs lijng at y^ sea Wall, right ouer aganst Mr Wheelewrights 
farme : For the which purpose, the sd Francis is to giue and 
pay vnto the aforesd Sainll Austine fourty pounds In man- 
ner & forme as foUoweth/ 

Viz* : Twelue pounds In hand, & six pounds by Seth 
Fletcher the fall after the date here of, & foure pounds more 
to receive of y® said Seth at the aforesayd fall in beife & 
porke, beife at 25^ p Cent : porke at 4d p pound, wheat at 
fine shillings p bush" : Ite: y*' next spring vidz* : In June after 
y^ aforesd fall, eighteene pounds In beife, porke & wheat, 
all or severall of these at y^ prizes aboue mentioned/ In 
Confirmation of Which Contract, they haue Interchangeably 
sett two y'" hands & scales, the day & yeare aboue spetifyd/ 
Itt is to bee vnderstood, that all these payments are to bee 
made In Wells/ 
Testes Seth Fletcher/ Samell Austine/ 

William Symonds/ Fran : Littlefejld/ 

This is recorded in Elizabeth Austine 

Wells records/ j^^r marke/ -^ 

This beife w'^h Seth payeth although ^— ^ 

Itt bee mentioned at 25' to Sainell Austine, that is according 
to y^ agreement of Samell & Francis, w'as Itt passeth from 



Pakt I, FoL. 149, 150. 

Seth to Fran: p 26 p hundred/ This was acknowledged 
before vs/ Joseph Bowles p - . . ^s / 

These are to Certify all Edmond Littlefejld ' 

whom Itt may Con- 
cerne, y* I Saiiiuell 

Austine do acknowledge my selfe fully satisfy d, by Fran : 
Littlefejld for this sale/ In witnesse w^'of I haue sett my 
hand the 24*^^ of October fiuety fine/ Sainell Austine 
Testes/ Seth Fletcher/ A true Coppy of y^ Deede & 
Willia : Hamonds/ assign^* aboue written tran- 

scribed of y® origin all & y^with 
Compared this (6) May : 64 : 
p Edw : Eishworth Re : Cor : 



[150] These psents testify, that wee Annas Littlefejld, 
& Thomas Littlefejld of Wells In the County of Yorke alias 
prouince of Mayne Planters, with the free & full 
Littiefieid Couscut of my Wife Ruth Littlefejld, for an In 

Littiefieid Consideration of a valewable some In hand by 

Fran : Littlefejld Panter of the aforesd Towne y® 
receapt w^of wee acknowledge, & am y^with satisfyd, & of 
every part & pcell y^'of do release discharge & acquitt the sd 
Fran : Littlefejld Senjo^, his heyrs executors administrators 
So assigns, do hereby bargan sell alline assigne & sett over 
vnto the sd Fran : Littlefejld Senjo'" his heyres executors 
Administrators & assigns, the one halfe of the Corne Mill & 
one quarter part of the Saw Mill, by mee Annas Littlefejld 
I)eing & lijng In Wells vpon Webhannett ifalls. In the 
puince of Mayne, with all the priuiledges & appurtenances 
therevnto belonging/ To haue & to hould the aforesd 
p^misses, with all the rightts & priuiledges y'^to app^tayeing 
& belonging vnto him the sd Fran : Littlefejld Senjo^ his 
heyrs executors administrators & assigns/ that is to say all 



Part I, Fol. 150. 



o'* parts of Tymber, saws doggs Crows Wheeles Logg Chean 
sleads, & all o'' right In the Falls/ & Wee do alsoe covenant 
& promisse to defend the Title thereof, against all psons 
Claymeing any right title or Interest yVnto by from or 
vnder vs, vnto him the sd Fran : Littlefejld Senjo'*, his heyrs 
executors Administrators & assigns/ In witnesse w'of Wee 
haue here vnto sett our hands, & scales this fine & Twenteth 
day of Janvary, one thousand six hundred sixty & three/ 
Signed sealed & Delivefd In Thomas Littlefejld 



the psence of/ 
Samell Wheelewight/ 

Peter Cloyce his 

Marke/Q^ 



his marke ^ = Q^^) 
Annas Littlefejld 

her marke (^—(Se) 
Euth Littlefejld 
her Marke ^ = (,S) 

This deede of sayle was 
acknowledged before mee 
25 : Janv : 63 : Ezekell 
Knights assotiate/ 

Vera Copia of this Instrument aboue 
written transcribed out of the origi- 
nall this 7th of May : 64 : & y^with 
Compared p Edw : Rishworth 

lie : Cor : 



Neigho'" John Littlefejld, I tould you, I was to haue a 

quarter part of that Marsh at the sea Wall, & now I haue 

Calld to mind since you were with mee, that I 

Littlefield -^ ^ ' 

gaue yo^ brother possession of two A'cers of y* 
foure which I had made vsse of, namely Itt butts about a 
hill of sand towards the Rivers Mouth/ Sworne before mee 
Willia 7 Phillips Coinisso^ : 

A true Coppy of this note aboue written giuen vpon oath, 
transcribed out of the originall, & y^'with Compared this 7th : 
November 64 : p Edward Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 150, 151. 

Know all men by these psents, that I Mary Littlefejld In 
y^ parish of Sacoe Widdow, do for mee my heyres executors 

Administrators or assigns, Authorize & Impoure 
Littiefieid j^^y ^q\\ beloued brother Fran : Littlefejld Senjo"" 

Littiefieid to dispose of my right & Title In y* Land of one 

Thousand Achers more or lesse lijng at Kene- 
bunke, & belonging to the Towne of Cape Porpus, & now 
In y® possession of my Mother Ann Littlefejld, executrix to 
my father Edmund Littlefejld late deseased/ And I do fur- 
ther bind my selfe my heyres executors Administrators & 
assigns, to sett my hand & scale to any writeing that may 
bee required of mee by my sayd brother. In the disposall of 
the sd Land, as witnesse my hand & scale, this thyrteenth 
day of March: 1662: 
Sealed & Delivered In The marke of j f / her \ 

V scale/ 

the jpsence of Mary Littlefejld 

The marke t of John Crosse/ 
George Pearson/ 

The Deposition of Robert Booth/ 
aged sixty years, or j^ abouts/ 
Sworne sayth, that W^ hee lined at Wells 
Booth before hee sould his Lott, hee sraue vnto Franc : 

To ° 

Littiefieid Littlefejld Senjor, two Achers of Marsh w^^in the 

the Harbours Mouth, Adioyneing to y^ sea wall, 
which was the one halfe of y*" foure Achers hee had there/ 
& further sayth not/ 

SeptemV : 11 : 62 : Sworne before mee William 

Phillips Comissioy 
A true Coppy of this letter of Atturney & testimony 
aboue written, transcribed out of y^ originall & y^with Com- 
pared this 7th : May : 64 : p Edw : Eishworth Re : Cor : 



[151] Witnesseth these psents, that I Richard Bankes 
of Yorke Panter, In & vpon Consideration of a valewable 



Part I, Fol. 151. 

some of Tenn pounds already receaved, by mee 
Banks Qf Q t Thomas Clarke of Boston M^chant : do 

To ^ 

Clark grant, giue, bargan, alien sell & Confirme vnto 

the sd Clarke his heyres executors, administra- 
tors & assigns for ever, my soole right & Interest of a 
Certen Tract of vpland, Contayneing the quantity of Twenty 
Acers of land, lijng neare vnto that Land w*^h was formerly 
Mr Hookes Farme at Yorke, bounded with Allexander 
Maxells land on the South East side, & y^ which was John 
Twisdens Land, now In the hands of Cap^ Clarke on y® 
North West side/ Which land aforesd, with all priuiledges 
of Tymber, & other appurtenances, there vnto belonging, I 
the sd Bankes In the behalfe of my selfe, heyrs & assigns, 
do assign sell & make over, vnto the sd Cap* Clarke & his 
heyres for ever/ In witnesse w^'of I haue here vnto sett my 
hand & scale this seaventh day of May 1664 : 
Signed, sealed, & deliverd, Ric : Bankes his 

In the gsence of INIarke j6 QH) 

Edw : Rishworth/ Seazin & possession of the land 
John Davesse/ a])oue mentioned deliverd vnto 

Cap* Tho : Clarke by TurfFe & 
Twigg, this 7th day of May : 64 : 
In the psence of vs whose names 
A true Coppy of this are here vnder written, by Ric : 
lustrum* aboue written Bankes/ 
transcribed out of the Witnesse/ John Davesse/ 
originall & y^with Com- William Roans his 

pared this 12-: day of Marke >4^ 

May: 1664: ^^J 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Witnesseth these gsents, y* I John Twisden 

Twisden ^f Yorke, In the County of Yorke Planter, In & 

Clark vpon Consideration of a Certen some of goods, 

amounting to the valew of tenn pounds Eleaven 



Part I, Fol. 151. 

shillings & ll'^ In hand payd mee by Cap* Tho : Clarke of 
Boston M'chant, do grant giue bargan alien sell & Confirme 
vnto j^ sd Clarke his heyres executors administrators & 
assigns for ever, my soole right & Interest of a Certen 
Tract of vpland lijng & being betweene a pcell of Land of 
Mr Hene : Nortons on the North West side, & of Ric : 
Bankes his Land on y*^ south East side, being about y® quan- 
tity of Twenty acers of Land, more or lesse lijng neare vnto 
that Land formerly Mr Hookes farme at yorke, w"^^ aforesd 
Land, with all the priuilidges of Tymber & other appurte- 
nances, y'" vnto belonging, I the sd Twisden In the behalfe 
of my selfe heyres & assigns, do assigne sell & make over 
vnto the sayd Cap* Clarke & his heyrs for ever/ In witnesse 
w^'of I haue here vnto sett my hand & scale this seauenth 
day of May 1664: 

Signed, sealed, & Deliued, John Twisden 

In the psence of, his scale (gJaL) 

Edw : Rishworth/ Seazin, & possession of this land 
John Davesse/ aboue mentioned, deliud vnto 

Cap* Tho : Clarke by Turffe & 
Twigg this seventh of May : 64 : 
A true Coppy of this In- In the psence of us whose names 
strum ent aboue writ- are here vnder written by John 
ten/ Transcribed out Twisden/ 
of the originall & y^- Witnesse John Davesse/ 
with Compared this William Roans his marke/,^>^ 
12 :th day of May 1664 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



M^ Thomas Kellond assigne of Cap* : Richard 
Keiiond Walderne, haueinff boue^ht the Title & Interest 

Caution ' & & 

about of Cap* Champnoons Yland, with fine hundred 

champer Accrs of Land vpon the Mayne over against y® 

sayd Yland, of Cap* : Paul Whitte/ 
Enters Caution agajnst the acknowledging or Entering the 



noun 



Part I, Fol. 151, 152. 

Eecord of any deede for any pson or psons w*soever, In 
reference to the Land abouesd/ 

Entered this Caution this 7^^^ June : 64 : p Edw : Eishworth 

Ee : Cor : 

p an order vnd"" Mr Tho : Kellond his hand beareing date 
30 : June : 70 : this Caution is reversed as Attests Edw : 
Eishworth EeCor : 

being Recorded 
in ye now book of 
Records pa: 121: 



Bee Itt known vnto all men by these psents, y* I william 

Phillips now of Winter Harbour, for & in Consideration of 

sixteene pounds already satisfy d mee, by Fran : 

Phillips Hooke of the aforesd winter Harbour, w'of & 

To 

Hook where with I do acknowledge my selfe to bee 

fully satisfy d, & Contented, for a pcell of Land 
which I haue barganed sould & Delivered, vnto y^ aforesd 
Fran : Hooke, which sd Land Is part of a pcell of Land, 
which fornily belonged vnto John Leighton, Which is in y^ 
aforesd place of Winter Harbour, or otherways Called 
Sacoe : The sd Land sould vnto the sd Hooke, is bounded 
on the one side with a fence of Mr Tho : Williams, & soe 
from thence along the water side vnto a stake, which I the 
sd Phillips droue into the ground & Delivered vnto y° sd 
Hooke on the other side of his bound, Contayeing in breadth 
fiuety foure yards/ the length y^of to runne vp North West 
into the woods, vntill 30 Acers bee then & y'" Compleated 
vnto the sd Hooke, & made good/ to haue & to hould the 
sayd Land [152] With all app^tenances, & every part there- 
of, vnto the sd Hooke his executors & assigns freely peace- 
ably & quiettly, as his & thejre owne proper Land for ever, 
with out any Lett or denyall of mee the sd William Phillips 
my executors or assigns or any of vs, & with warrantees 
aganst all people for ever by these p''sents, to which I haue 



Part I, Fol. 152. 

here vnto sett my hand & seale this tenth day of Novemb'^ 
Anno Domi] : one thousand six hundred & sixty two/ 
Signed sealed & Deliverd, William Phillips (J^^) 

In the psence of Cap* : William Phillips, & Bridgett 

The marke R of his wife do acknowledg y^ Instru- 

Ralph Trustrum ment aboue written to bee y"^ 

Thomas Longley/ Act & Deede this 23 : June : 64 : 

before mee Edw : Rishworth 

assotiate/ 
A true Coppy of this deede aboue written transcribed out 
of the originall & y^with Compared this 7 : June : 64 : p 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Att a Generall Court houlden att Boston this 
Associates ^8*^ day of May 1664 : vpon the question, whither 

the Assotiats for the County of yorke, haue the 
same Magestraticall pouer for the tyme being, as was Com- 
ferred vpon those that were nominated In thejre first 
Constitution and establishment by this Court, with pouer to 
take acknowledgment of Deeds, administer oaths in Civill 
& Criminall Cases, Joyne psons In Marage &c : It is resolued 
by The Court on the affirmatiue/ Edw : Rawson Secretar 
A true Coppy taken out of y® originall p Edw : Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 



This bill of sayle made the secund of July In 
Foxweii i]^Q sixteenth yeare of the Reigne of our Sover- 

Foxweii aigne Lord King Charles y® Secund, & In the 

yeare of our Lord god one thousand six hundred 
sixty foure, by Ric : Foxwell of bla : Poynt, alias Scarbor- 
ough, of the County of Yorke, alias the prouince of Mayne, 
Gentlem : & John Foxwell his sunn, of the same place Car- 



Part I, Fol. 152. 



penter In New England, vnto Geo : Fox well of the Citty of 
Exon In Deavon In England M^chant : Witnesseth y* In con- 
sideration of one hundred & ninety two pounds tenn shillings 
payd out at y^ Ensealing hereof, by the sd George vnto the 
sayd Kichard & John In Money & goods do bargane sell 
Infeffe alienate & sett over vnto the sd Geo : Foxwell his 
heyres executors, Administrators & assigns, the one Moety 
or halfe of the plantation & Land which the sd Richard Fox- 
well is & hath beene a long tyme possessed of, on the 
Westerne side of blacke poynt River, Contayeing hue hun- 
dred Acers of vpland & Meddow In the whoole, with the 
one halfe of all the houseing, land, fenced & Improued by 
the sd Richard, as alsoe the one halfe of the woods. Rivers, 
Cricks waters Royaltys, Imunitys & priuiledges w^soeuer, 
that doe now belong vnto the sd Plantation, or hereafter 
shall after y^ Date here of, the sd George beareing sequall 
charges In the Improuement y'^of, vntill a devission by con- 
sent of both ptys bee made/ 

Furthermore, the sd Ric : & John Foxwell for y^selues & 
j^ heyres in consideration abq^esd, do grant sell alienate 
Enfeffe & sett over vnto the sd George Foxell his heyrs 
assigns three hundred acers of vpland & Meddow In y* 
Quader checker of a Pattent made over, by deede of gyft by 
Cap* : Ric : Bonighton vnto his daughters Elizabeth & 
Susanna as by the Instrument at large appeareth/ 

Alsoe with lyberty y* the sd Geo : Foxwell his heyrs or 
assigns by them selues or Deputys shall make Choyse of the 
aforesd three hundred acers, fiuety w'^of is to bee Marsh or 
Meddow, in any p* of the aforesd quadrature, not already 
improued, & after devission made, belonging to y^ sd 
Susannah & her heyres, always guided that y® sd Geo : pay 
y^ high rent vnto the Lord according to gportion, for his sd 
land & property/ 

Furthermore the sd Richard Foxwell doth in considera- 
tion aboue sayd, bargan alienate sell & sett over vnto the sd 
Geo : Foxwell his heyrs & assigns the one Moety of all his 



Part I, Fol. 152, 153. 

stocke of Cattle, that is to say Rotther Cattle & swine soe 
many sorts as are here expressed, vidz* : Tenn Cows, young 
& ould, one yoak of ould oxen, one yoake of foure yeare 
Quids, one of two yeare ould, one heifer of two yeare 
ould, one Heifer of one yeare ould one bull of one yeare ould 
foure Calues, ten swine, six sows of one yeare ould, foure 
swine of two years ould, tenn rearers/ W°h being y^ whoole 
stocke [153] The Moyty or half of these Aboue Expressed 
is Granted To the said Greorge ffoxell/ In witnes to Euery 
of which Aboue Mentioned p^'mises we haue hereunto set to 
our hands & scales the day & year Aboue written/ 
Signed Sealed Deliuered &> Richard ffoxwell O 

possision & seasin Griuen in John ffoxell O 

the p^sents of us : 

Hennery Joslen This Instrument of writing was 

John Joslen Acknowledged to Be the act 

Samuell Cheeuers & Deed of m"" Richard ffoxell 

• & John ffoxell unto m^ George 

ffoxell this 3*^ July 1664 Before 

me George Munioy Assosiate 

vera Copia of this Instrument aboue written transcribed 

out of the originall, & there with compared this 5th : July : 

64 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 

Know all men by these p^'sents that wee Richard ffoxell of 
Black pount allias Scarbrought in the County 
Foxweii's Qf yourk Alias the puiuce of Maine in Newing- 

Foxweii land Gen? : and John ffoxell his sonn of the said 

place Carpenter are ffermly Bound unto George 
ffoxwell of the Citty & County of Exon in Old England 
Merchant in the som of foure hundred pounds LawfuU Mony 
of Ingland to be paid to him his hears Executors Adminis- 
trators or Assignes with out any Coueent ffraud or Decept 
& for the Sure & true payment hereof in the same & By the 
same we Bend our selues or Ether of us or Ether of our 
hears Executors Administrators or Assignes ffermly By 



Pakt I, FoL. 153. 

these p^'sents Sealed with our seales & dated this 2*^ day of 
July in the sixteene yeare of the Raigne of our Soueraigne 
Lord king Charles the second in the yeare of our lord God 
on thousand six hundred sixty & foure/ 

The Condision of this p^sent obligation is such that whare- 
as the Abouesaid Richard ffoxwell & John foxwell haue 
made A bill of sale of som pcell of lands & houses & Cattell 
the Moyety tharof unto Greorge ffoxwell his hears Executors 
Administrators or signes as By the sd Bill of Sail doth More 
Largely Appere Baring the same date with These p^'sents 
Now witnesseth that If the said George ffoxwell his hears 
Executors Administrators or Assignes shall peaceably & 
quietly Inioy all that psell of land or lands or Any part 
thareof & all that houses & out houses & Any part tharof 
& all the Cattle & swine or any pt y^of, or Any other speties 
or things what souer which doth more plainly Appere at 
large By the Instrument Conserning the same/ without Any 
lett sute troble lawsute Euiction Election or Molestation 
whatsoeuer from or by or under him or them or Ether of 
them or Ether of thare hears Executors Administrators or 
Assignes or ffrom or by Any Other pson or psons whatso- 
euer that then this obligation to be Void & of None Efect 
but Els, to be, stand & Remeane in full ffors & Vertue/ 

Richard ffoxwell O 
John ffowell O 
Memorandom Before Sealing Deliuery 
hereof for Better unders tan dins: of 
the p^'mises it is ment alsoe that the 
said Richard ffoxwell & John ffox- 
well shall Defend all lawsuts & 
Clamers Against Any pson whatso- 
euer Cleming unto that Estat Men- 
tioned in the Bill of Sale Barinsf Date 
with these p^sents & If the said 
George ffoxwell or his Assignes Be 
Disposessed of the same that then 



Part I, Fol. 153, 154. 

this Bill Remeans still in full power 

fforce & Vertue/ 
Signed Sealed & Deliuered in the p^'sents of us 

Hennery Joslyn/ John Joslyn/ Samuell Cheuers 

This Bond or Instrument of writing with in mentioned 
was Acknowledged to be the Act & Deed of m"* Richard 
ffoxwell & John fox well unto m"" George ffoxwell this 3'^ 
July 1664 Before me George Munioy Assosiate 

vera Copia of this Instrument or bond aboue written tran- 
scribed out of y^ originall & there with compared this 5th 
July by Edw : Rishworth Re ; Cor : 



[154] Scarborrough ( : 1 : 5) 64 : 

The Depositions of John Lyby, & Christopher Elkine 
Senjoy These Deponents witnesseth that Thomas 
Liby & Elkine Hammctt formerly Intrudins: vpon Certen Marsh 

Test for '^ ° "^ 

Moor heretofore purchazed by Ric : Moore, formerly 

belonging to John Burrage, the sd Harnett after- 
wards being forewarned not to Cutt soe any more, before 
Goodma : Lyby Constable, afterwards by Goody Moores 
leaue In her husbands absence, the sd Harnett cutt hay 
agajne In y^ same Marsh, for the Topping of a small Cocke, 
of hay/ Taken before mee vpon oath Richd Foxwell 

Comissio^y 

William Smyth aged sixty nine yeares or there abouts 

sworne sayth, that this Deponent did receaue six pounds 

stertg : at one tyme, & three pounds at another 

Smyth tyme. In all nine pounds from Richd Moore of 

Test, for *^ ^ 

Moor blacke poynt. In the behalfe of the late John 

Burrage being for soe much due from y® sd Bur- 
rage to him, & was by appoytment of Thomas Harnett 
husband to the relict of the sd Burrage, & payment for a 
pcell of Marsh sould by the sd Harnett to y® sd moore/ & 



Part I, Fol. 154. 

that this pcell of Marsh was severall tyms tendered to him, 
for payment, & further sayth y* hee refused Itt, & chose 
other payment, & further sayth not/ 

Taken ypon oath (2) 5 : 64 : before mee Geor : Munioy 
Assotite 

A true Coppy transcribed out of y^ originall, & y^'with 
Compared this 9 : July : 64 : of these 2 depositions aboue 
written/ by mee Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these p''sents, that I william phillips of 
Saco in the County of yourk in new ingland for & in Consid- 
eration of twenty pounds sterling by mee in 
Phiiiipa hand Receued, before the sealing hereof of my 

Phillips sonn Nathaniell phillips haue Bargained & sould 

Giuen & Granted & By these p^^sents doe Bar- 
gane & sell Giue & Grant vnto my said sonn nathaniell 
phillips A psell of land at Saco 1)eforesaid Conteaning thirty 
Acers Being Butted & Bounded on the north East with m^ 
tfrances hook land on the south west with A Cricke that 
Goes vnto & with the land of John Sergant on the north 
west with the Comon land & on the South East with winter 
herbor to haue & to hould the before Bargained p'*mises with 
all Buldings & inclosurs therupon & all other Appurtenances 
unto the said Nathaniell phillips & his heares for Euer in 
witnes whereof I the said william phillips haue hereunto set 
my hand & scale this Eleuen Day of July 1664 

Signed Sealed & Deliuered William phillips 

in the p^sents of 

Thomas Broughton This was Acknowledged to be the 

John Sanders Act & Dead of the Aforesaid 

William phillips Before me 
A true Coppy transcribed Roger plaster Assosiate 

out of the originall & y' July : 11/ 1664 



with compared this 11th 

July : 64 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 154, 155. 

This Indenture made the 20^^ : of May : 1663 : & In the 
15*^^ yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King 

Charles the secund, betweene Henery Joclein of 
joceiyn blacke poynt on the one pty, & EUner Jackeson, 

Jackson & Johu her sun planters on the other party ; 

Witnesseth that the sd Henery Joceiyn, for him 
selfe, his heyres, executors & assigns, doth giue bargan sell 
& Confirme vnto the sd Ellner Jackeson & her sunn John 
thejr heyres for ever fiuety Acers of Land, being vpland & 
Meddow, lijng & being neare the westerne side of spurwinke 
River, & In the Pattent of the sd Jocleyn, the said Land 
being bounded as followeth/ 

The Marsh to begine on the westerne side of the Cricke, 
y* runnes Into spurwinke River, vnto the place where 
Andrew Heffer deseased, formerly dwelt, & from thence 
Westward by the vpland, to the end of the aforesd Marsh, 
on the South side being bounded with a Cricke [155] that 
parts Mr Ambrose Boaden Senjo'^^ Marsh from itt. Alsoe an 
Acer & an halfe of vpland Meddow formerly occupyed by 
the sd Heffer : likewise all the vpland y* butts vpon the sayd 
Marsh, being bounded with a Riverlett y* runns out of the 
woods on the West North West side aforesd vpland : Which 
sayd Riverlett is a bounds between George Bartletts Land, 
<& this land now made over vnto the sayd Jackeson & her 
sunn/ alsoe Certajne trees are marked by mee on y^ sd 
Riverlett, lijng vpon a West North West lyne, into the 
woods/ vpon w'^h sayd lyne & breadth aforesd, the said fiuety 
Acers shall extend soe fare vntill it bee Compleated 160 
pooles to every acre/ 16 foote & J to every poole/ alsoe to 
haue free comonidge w*^ in the sd Pattent, in such land as is 
& shall bee vnfenced/ To haue & to hould all & singular the 
p^'misses here in specifyd, to them the sd Ellner & John her 
sun, their heyrs executors Administrators & assigns for 
ever, in free coinan soccage, yeilding & paijng vpon the 
Entrey hereof fiuety shillings In money, & annually here- 
after three days worke for ever, to the sd Joceiyn his heyrs 



Part I, Fol. 155. 

or assigns, that is to say two dayes worke in harvest or 
seede tyme, & one day In Cutting wood against the feast of 
Christmasse, if it bee lawfully demanded, & for not pformance 
of the same, Itt shall bee lawfull for y^ sayd Jocelyn his 
heyrs or assigns to enter vpon the pmisses, & destraye & the 
distresse soe taken to carry away & apprize the same, by 
two sworne men, & pay him selfe his heyrs & assigns the sd 
rent, or Charge, & deliver the overplus of the destresse vnto 
the owner thejr of/ to confirme the treuth here of the party s 
abouesd haue Interchangeably sett two thejr hands, & seals 
the day & yeare aboue written/ 
Witnesses/ Signed Sealed Heney Jocelyn (seaie) 

cS: Delivered In y^ psence of, Margerett Jocelyn her marke ; 

Peyton Cooke/ 

The marke of Hene : ^- ^-^ Ellkins 

Mr Henery Jocleyn, & Mis Margerett 
Jocelyn acknowledged this Instru- 
ment to bee y'" Act & Deede, to Ell- 
ner Jackeson & her sun Jo" Jackeson 
this 3 : June : 1664 : before me 
Geor : Munioy Assotia 
A true Coppy of this Deede or Indenture aboue written 
transcribed out of the originall, & y^'with Compared, & the 
acknowledgm* y^of, this 19*^ day of July: 1664: p Edw : 
Rishworth Re : Cor : 



This 17*^ day of August : 1660 : I Ro])ert Jordan do ascer- 

tajne on my oath, that I Heard Mr Arthur 

Jordan Mackewortli on his death bedd declare that his 

Test. 

about full will & testament was, that his wife Mis 

Mowortha j^^^^ Mackcworth should by her wisedome dis- 

pose of his whoole estate sequally as neare as 
might bee betweene her former husbands children & the 
Children betweene them/ & In Case any shortnesse was on. 



Part I, Fol. 155. 

either side, that Itt should rather bee on his owne Childrens 
side/ & further sayth not onely the desease of the sd Mr 
Arthur Mackeworth was before the submission of these 
Towns of Sarbrough & Falmouth to the Massatusetts 
authority/ vnder my hand, & on my oath/ 

by mee Robert Jordan/ 
Taken before mee this 17 : August : 1660 : Henery Joelyn 
A true Coppy of Mr Robert Jordans Assotiate/ 

Deposition transcribed out of the originall &, there with 
Compared this 9th of Septemb'^ 64 : p Edw : Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 



This Instrument made the 2d)^^ of March Aiio : 1658 : 

betweene Jane Mackworth widdow to Arthur Mackworth 

deseased, of Casco Bay Gentlem : & Francis Neale of Cascoe 

aforesd Gentle : Witnesseth that the sd Jane for 

Moworth diverse Causes & Considerations her y^'vuto 

To ^ 

Neaie mouciug, hauc granted, & to farme letten, & by 

these psents doe grant & to Farme lett vnto 
Francis Neale, his heyres executors Administrators & 
assigns all that part & portion of Land following, y* is to 
say one hundred Acers adioyeing to the dwelling house of 
the sd Francis Neale, begining at the Cove & freshett to the 
westward of the sd house, & soe runeing along the shoare 
Eastward, to the long Cove, & vp the sd Cove soe fare as a 
Parralell Lyne from the first westwardly bounds to the sd 
Long Coue, vp into the woods may Contayne the aforesd 
hundred Acers : And alsoe y* the Jane haue given, granted 
& to farme letten, &> by these psents do giue grant & to 
Farme lett all y* part & portion of Marsh lijng vpon the 
North West side of a Cricke Comonly knowne & Called by 
the name of Sketerogussett Cricke, with a little Ysland 
Adioyneing, & alsoe the one halfe of the Marsh lijng at 
the head of the sd Cricke on the North west side, & alsoe 



Part I, Fol. 155, 156. 

all profitts Lybertys emoluments, woods vnderwoods, or 
w^soever may grow [156] or arise in vpon or out of the 
p^misses ; To haue & to hould all & singular the p^misses, & 
every part & pcell there of, to the sayd Francis his heyres, 
executors, Administrators & assigns for ever, yeilding & 
paijng y^fore yearely vpon the 25*^ of March vnto the sd 
Jane her heyres executors Administrators or assigns for 
every fiuety Acers six peence if it bee lawfully deinanded, to 
Confirme the treuth here of, I haue here vnto sett my hand 
& scale, the day & yeare aboue written/ 
Witnesses/ Jane Mackworth (seaie) 

Henery Jocelyn/ Mis Jane Mackworth Acknowledgeth 
Arthur Mackworth/ this with in Instrument to bee her 
Act & Deed vnto Mr Fran : Neale/ 
This 23 : of June 64 : before mee 
George Munioy Assotiate/ 
vera Copia of this Instrument 
aboue written & the acknowl- 
edgment y^of, transcribed out 

of the originall & y^with Compared this 9*^ day of Sep- 
temb"^ : 1664 ; p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



W^as I Charles Frost of Kittery, haue accepted of the 
gardinershipe of my brother Nicho : Frost, by his owne vol- 

entary Choyce & Consent, vntill he come to 
Frost's ^^^j^^y Qj^g years of age, as alsoe of his portion 

Frost amounting to y^ valew of one hundred pounds/ 

thyrty pounds w'^of is in Lands, & tenn pounds 
my sd brother already hath receaued by Accop* of schoole- 
ing, cloathing & otherwise ; In Consideration w^'of, I the 
aforesd Charles Frost, do Ingage my selfe, my heyrs execu- 
tors, administrators & assigns. In a bond of Two hundred 
pounds, to pay or Cause to bee payd In due gportion after 
the rate of six pounds p hundred, yearely, & yeare by yeare, 



Paet I, FoL. 156. 

for the Interest of y^ some of sixty pounds, vnto my sd 
brother Nicholas or his assigns, In M'chandable dry Codd 
fish, or provissions at Current prizes, at or before the last 
day of OctoV : yearely, being about foure years & six 
Moenths, from the date hereof, & I do further Ingage In the 
same bond of Two hundred pounds, to do the best of my 
Endeauo^ for the secureing of the sd Estate, of ninety pounds 
(the Lands onely excepted) & at the expiration of that tyme 
aboue mentioned to redeliver the possession thereof, vidz* : 
of the Lands, & of the remajne of the estate being sixty 
pounds, into y® hands of my sd brother Nicholas, In good 
sufficient Cattle, In such kind of Cattle as I receaued, as 
they shall bee apprized, by two Indifferent men, chozen by 
o^ selues, if otherwise Wee do not agree/ In witnesse w^'of I 
haue here vnto sett my hand & scale, this fifth day of March 
1661 

Signed sealed & Deliverd, Charles Frost (seaL) 

In the psence of, 

Edw : Rishworth A True Coppy of this Ingagem* aboue 

Susanna Eishworth/ written, transcribed out of the orig- 

inall & y^with Compared this 20*^ 

of Octob^' : 64 ; p Edw : Rishworth 

Re : Cor : 



The Deposition of John Whitte aged 58 : 
White yeares or there about/ This Deponent testify s y* 

Frost w^as hee hath scene & hath knowne y^ bounds at 

Sturgion Cricke Meddow, that were sett downe 
by Mr Taynter, betweene Mr Allexand"" Shapleigh, & Mcho : 
Frost, about Twenty two years since, sayth that to his best 
descerneing the sd bounds that were then sett downe, do 
still remajne In the same places where in they were then 
standing, & were then allowed of, to bee the bounds by Mr 
AUexand^ Shapleigh, I being then a servant to the sd Shap- 



Part I, Fol. 156, 157, 

leigh, & mowing the Meddow y* is Joyneing to itt, for sev- 
erall years together, & I haueing vewed the bounds the Last 
September/ 

Taken vpon oath this 19"' of Decemb'" : 1662 : before mee 

Bryan Pendleton Coiiiissioy 
A true Coppy of this Deposition taken out of the originall 
& y^with Compared this 20"' of October 1664 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These psents witnesseth, that I Richd Shaw haue sould 
vnto John Howell all my rightts & possessions of my Lands 
& house in blew poynt, to him & his hey res for ever, & 
delivered vnto him & possessed him on this thyrteenth day 
of this psent Moenth & do Ingage my selfe by these psents, 
to do the best y* lyeth In my pouer, for the vphoulding & 
mantayening of his due right therein/ In witnesse w^'of I 
haue sett my hand March : 13 : 62 : 
Witnesse Ric : Richard Shaw/ 

Foxwell/ John Foxwell/ 

A true Coppy of this wrighting transcribed out of the 
originall & there with Compared this 20"^ Octob'" : 64: p 
Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor 



[157] These psents bindeth mee John Howell to pay or 

Cause to bee payd vnto Ric : Shaw the some of eight pounds 

Sterling In Current Inglish goods as folio weth, at Allholland 

day next, the one halfe, & the other the next allhollandtide 

after, & for pformance there of, I bind my heyrs, executors 

or assigns, & haue here vnto sett my hand, March : 13 : 62 : 

Witnesse, John Howell/ 

Richard Foxwell A true Coppy of this bill aboue written 

John Foxwell/ transcribed out of the originall & y'" 

with Compared this 20 : Octoly : 64 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 157. 

These psents testify that I Peter Turbutt of Cape Porpus, 
with free & full consent of my wife Sarah Turbett, haue 
given granted barganed & sould, & assigned & made over 
vnto John Sanders Senio'' of the same place all my right 
Tytle & Interest I now haue or ought to haue, In a Certen 
pcell of Marsh ground bought of Griffine Montegue alsoe 
of Cape Porpus aforesd, which Marsh lyeth on the Wester 
side of the Cricke, & flatts which butt vpon, & runn vp to 
HoUibutt poynt, goeing vp betweene the sd Montegus & 
Edw : Bartons house, as alsoe six Acers of Marsh more or 
lesse lijng at the Little Kiver, on the Easter side of the sd 
Mountegus Marsh, with a Cricke on the East side & the 
Kiver on the North East side, with all the Marsh on the 
Westerne side vp to Stephen Batsons rayles/ Which is now 
In the hands of Peter Oliver ; To haue & to hould the aboue- 
sd pcells pcells of Marsh, & a pcell of vpland, adioyneing to 
the Marsh at first mentioned, Coinanly Called the Calfes 
Pasture to him the sd John Sander Senjo^', his heyres execu- 
tors administrators & assigns for ever, togeather with skirt of 
vpland, lijng on the wester side of this Marsh, runneing vp 
to the head of the Cricke abouesd/ In witnesse w^of I haue 
sett two my hand & scale, this eighteenth day of Decemb^' 
one thousand six hundred sixty & 3 : being fully satisfyd/ 
Signed sealed & Deliued The Marke H /ms\ 

In y® psence of vs/ of Peter Turbett 

Fran : Littlefejld SenjoV The Marke C2 of 

William Renallds SenjoY Sarah Turl)ett/ 

This Instrument Entred on the other side or Deede of 
Sayle acknowledged by Peter Turbett to bee his Act & 
deede vnto Leef* : John Sanders, before mee Edw : Rish- 
worth Assotiate 

This is a true Coppy of this bill of sayle with in written 
transcribed out of the origin all & y^'with Compared this 20 th : 
of October 1664 : p Edw : Rish worth Re Cor : 



Pakt I, FoL. 157, 158. 

Know all men by these psents, y* I william Phillips of 
Sacoe In the County of yorke In New England, for diverse 
good Causes & valewable Considerations mee here vnto 
moueing, but more especially for & In Consideration of the 
some of Twenty pounds of good money of New England, to 
mee In hand well & truly payd, or left in my hand by 
my last deseased wife, Susanna for my sun Nathaell 
Phillips his proper vsse & behoofe : the receapt w^'of I do by 
these psents acknowledge : & my selfe there with fully satis- 
fyd, Contented & payd ; And thereof do freely & absolutely 
accquitt & discharge my sd Sun Nathaniell, I haue given 
granted barganed sould alined Enfeffed & Confirmed, & do 
by these psents giue grant bargan sell alien Enfeffe vnto my 
sayd Sun Natha" : one sixteenth part of a Certen Mine, being 
Accopted a Siluer Mine, lijng & being aboue Sacoe Falls, 
about fourty Mils more or lesse which I bought of an Indean 
known by the name of Cap* : Sunday In partnershipe with 
my sun Allden, & since haue sould sundry parts to Gentle : of 
Boston Namely Cap* : Thomas Clarke, Mr Edw : Tyng, Mr 
John Hull, Mr Edw : Downe, & some others/ To haue & to 
hould the sd sixteenth part of the sd Mine, or Minerall, with 
a sixteenth part of all the Land priuiledges & appurtenances 
y^'to belonging, to him my sd sun Nathaniell his heyrs 
executors Administrators & assigns for ever, freely & 
Clearely acquitted exonerated & discharged of, & from all 
manner of Morgages Engagem*^ or Incomberances w^soever : 
& I the sd Majo'" Willia : Phillips doth for my selfe, my 
heyrs executors Administrators warrant to defend & make 
good saue & keepe harmelesse from by or vnder mee, my 
sd sun Nathaniell his heyrs executors & Administrators of & 
from all manner of psons that shall or may lay Clay me, or 
ptend to Cla3niie any right title or Interest to the sayd part 
of mine or appurtenances there vnto belonging/ In wittnesse 
w^'of, I haue with Bridgett [158] my wife subscribed our 
hands, & fixed our seals this Twenty secund day of June, & 



Pakt I, FoL. 158. 

In the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred & sixty 
foure/ Willial Phillips (^^^fj 

Signed sealed & Delivered Bridgett Phillips (seSe) 

In the gsence of vs/ Cap* : William Phillips Ac- 

John Spencer/ knowledgeth this Instru- 

Koger Vickers his marke C.A ^^ ment to bee his Act & 
Sarah Harmon/ Deed this 14*^ : 7*^ : be- 

fore race Edw : Rish- 
worth Assotiate/ 
This Instrument aboue written, a true Coppy there of 
transcribed out of the originall & y^'with Compared this 21*^ 
of Octob^ 64 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these gsents that I John Payne of 
Boston, In the County of Suffucke In New England, 
M^'chant, haue requested nominated, assigned made ordayned 
Constituted & appoyted, & In my steade & place by these 
p^'sents, do request nominate assigne make ordayne Consti- 
tute & appoynt my frejnds William Howard, & phesant 
Estwicke, to bee my true &, lawfuU Atturneys, Joyntly &, 
severally for mee & In my name & stead So to my owne 
vsse, to aske demand sue for recouer receaue obtayne & gett 
all debts some & somes of money or other s estate due or to 
bee due owing or payable to mee the sd John Payne, by or 
from any pson or psons w^soever by bill bond booke accompts 
Contract agreement assignments, or by any other ways or 
meanes w*soever, as alsoe to appeare In any Court or Courts 
from tyme to tyme, to answere & defend all such Causes 
sujts Try alls actions as are or may bee Comenced or psecuted 
against mee the sayd John Payne In any kind, or measure 
w^soever : glueing & by these psents granting vnto my sd 
Atturneys Joyntly & severally my full pouer & authority as 
aforesd, & vpon the receapt of any some or somes of money 



Part I, Fol. 158. 

or other Composition, accquittances or other Lawfull dis- 
charges, In my name to make seale & deliver/ And more 
generall to say do execute Conclude finish & determine all & 
w*soever matter Cause or Causes, thing or things which are 
or shall bee needfull or requisite In or about the ]3mises, as 
amply fully & sefFectually, as I my selfe might or Could do 
If I were psonally gsent, & had done the same In my owne 
pson, allowing ratifijng & houlding for firme w^soever my sd 
Atturneys them or either of them shall lawfully do by vertue 
here of/ In witnesse w^of I the sd John Pajne haue here vnto 
putt my hand & seale this eight day of Octob"" Aho : one 
thousand six hundred sixty three/ 
Signed sealed & Deliverd, John Paine (geiie) 

In the psence of vs/ 

John Jacob/ John Jacob & Edw : Hunt came & 

Edw : Hunt/ Attested vpon oath that they did 

see thejr Maister Mr John Paine 

signe & deliver this letter of Attur- 

A Coppy being taken ney before mee Richard Parker 

& left on fyle y^ Coinissioy the 11^^: of the 8*^ : 

this was Deliud vp/ 1663 : 

A true Coppy of this Letter of Atturney transcribed out 
of the originall, & there with Compared this 21"' : of Octo- 
ber : 64 p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these psents, y* I William Phillips of 
Sacoe In y^ County of Yorke In New England, do assigne 
& sett over vnto Richard Hutchinson of London In ould 
England M^chant, his heyres executors Administrators & 
Assignes, all my right & Title y* I the sd William Phillips 
mine heyres executors, administrators or assignes haue, of one 
quarter part of my Saw Mill, at Sacoe Falls, With grasse 
Meddows, Woods Vnderwoods, priviledges & appurtenances 
y^to belonging, togeather with one Thousand Acers of 
vpland, & Meddows, butting vpon the other side of the 
Swanne pond Cricke vpon Sacoe River, with all woods vnder- 



Part I, Fol. 158, 159. 

woods priviledges & app^'tenances, y^'vnto belonging, for him 
the sd Richd Hutchinson, his heyrs executors. Administrators 
& assignes, to Inioy, & quietly & peaceably to possesse the 
Same for ever ; And shall warrant the same from all manner 
of Ingagem*% Morgages, or Incomberances w*soever/ And 
vpon demand, do bind mee my heyres executors administra- 
tors & Assignes, to make or Cause to bee made, vnto Richd 
Hutchinson, his heyres executors. Administrators & assignes 
a deede of gyft, or bill of sayle, or any other Assurance 
which shall bee firme In law, for the sd quarter part of the 
Mill, & one Thousand Acers of Land, with all vplands, Med- 
dows, woods, vnderwoods, priviledges & appurtenances, 
y^vnto belonging, vnto which agreement, I bind mee my 
heyres, executors, administrators & Assignes, firmely by 
these psents/ [159] Dated this eighteenth day of October, 
In the yeare of our Lord, One thousand six hundred sixty & 
foure/ & In the sixteenth yeare of y® Reigne of our Sover- 
aigne Lord, Charles the Secund, by the Grace of God, of 
England, Scottland &c : King, Defend^ of the faith/ 

The Condition of this obligation is such, y* If the aboue 
named Willi : Phillips, his heyrs, executors. Administrators 
& assignes, shall Well & truely pay or Cause to bee payd 
vnto Richd Hutchinson of London M^chant or to his heyres 
executors administrators or assignes y® full & Just sume of 
one hundred fiuety one pounds three shillings & 11*^ In 
good sound m^'chandle Inch pine boards at Sacoe Falls, at 
40' fourty shillings p thousand, with in foure years next 
after the Date here of, then this obligation to bee voyd, or 
else to stand & remajne. In full pouer force & vertue/ 
Signed, sealed, & Delivered William Phillips (gJ^J^) 

In y^ psence of, 

Nathaniell Phillips/ 

George Pearson/ 

A true Coppy of this assignement aboue written, with 
obligation there of transcribed out of the originall & y^ with 
Compared this 26 : of Octob'' : 1664 : p Edw : Rishworth 
Re : Cor : 



Part I, Fol. 159. 

Receaved of my father In law Thomas Booth, one Negro 
boy by name Mingoe, & one sorrell horse at the Rate m full 
consideration of Three scoore pounds, which I promisse to 
make my wife a Joynture proportionable for witnesse my 
hand this 7th day of Decemb'^ : 1663 : 
Witnesse/ William EUingham/ 

James Emery/ This wrighting was acknowledged 

The marke of by James Emery, before mee 

Adryan Fry j/\ T' ^^^^ ^^ ^^ DecemV : 1664 : 

^^ ^ Tho : Withers Coinissioy 

vera Copia of this receapt transcribed out of the originall 
this 6 : Janv : 64 : p Edw : Rish worth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these psents y* I Stephen Batson of 
Cape Porpus, for & In Consideration of Three scoore & 
seaven pounds of Lawfull money of New England, to mee in 
hand long since well & truly payd, by Peter Oliver of Boston 
M'^chant the receipt w^'of I acknowledge, haue barganed & 
sould Enfeffd & Confirmd, & do here by bargane & sell 
assigne sett over, Enfeiffe & Confirme vnto the sd Peter 
Oliver his heyrs executors Administrators & assigns for 
ever, a Certen pcell of Land Contayneing three hundred 
Acers more or lesse scituate lijng & being In the Towne of 
Cape Porpus, begining at the Mouth of the Cricke, where 
Coihanly they ride over to goe to Sacoe, & soe vp along by 
the River side to y"" Cricke Coinanly Called the Middle 
Cricke, & soe vp along, by the middle Cricke side, as fare 
Westwardly as the logg house, formerly bujlt, & now stand- 
ing there & soe bounded with y® sayd logg house, on the 
westwardly or south west side, with all & singular the 
vplands, Meddows, Swamps, houses fences, out lotts, 
In lotts, Tymber, Trees & all other priuiledgs & appurte"- 
nances y^'vnto belonging : or thence to bee had made or 



Part I, Fol. 159, 160. 

raysed ; Alsoe one house & Stage & two boats roomes vpon 
Stage Yland with all the priviledges & appurtenances there 
vnto belonging/ alsoe fiue head of Cattle, vidz* : Two bla : 
Cows one brindle Heffer, & two yeareling Calfes/ to haue & 
to hould all & singular the afore recited p^misses, with euery 
part & pcell y'^of, vnto the sd Peter Oliver, his heyres exe- 
cutors administrators & assigns for ever, to his & there pper 
vsse & behoofe : And I the sd Stephen Batson, do for mee 
my heyres executors & Administrators Covenant & pmisse 
to & with the sd Peter Oliver his heyres executors Adminis- 
trators that all & singular the afore barganed p^'misses, & 
every part & pcell y^'of, are not onely at y® Ensealeing, 
& delivery hereof, free & cleare from all former barganes, 
gyfts grants titles, Claymes, demands, or Incomberances 
w^soever, but alsoe shall & will saue defend & keepe harme- 
lesse the same & every part & pcell there of, against all pson 
or psons w*soever, any ways lawfully Clayeing the same, or 
any part or pcell there of, & shall & will If neede require, 
giue & pass more full & ample assurance as In law or sequity 
Can bee Aduized or Devized/ [100] In witnesse w^'of I haue 
here vnto sett my hand & scale this Twenteth day of Sep- 
temb'* one thousand six hundred sixty & two, & In the 
foureteenth yeare of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the 
Secund, by the Grace of god, king of England Scottland, 
France & Ireland, Defend"" of y® faith/ 
Signed sealed & Deliverd Stephen Batson Q^^) 

In the psence of vs/ 

Was there is mentioned In the abouesd Deede fiue head 
of Cattle, here is but three Cows, two redd ones one bla : 
one, which sd three Cows is all I do Deliver on y^ abouesd 
Accop* of Cattle/ 
Arthur Batten Possession was given & Deliverd by the 

his Marke A sd Stephen Batson, by y® Delivering vp 

The marke of R y® housing, & by giveing & Deliver- 

Margery Kindall/ ing Turffe & Twigg, In y® name of y® 

whoole pmisses, for the vsse of the sd 



Part I, Fol. 160. 

Peter Oliver, his hey res executors Administrators & assigns 

for ever/ In y^ psence of vs/ 

Arthur Batten Stephen Batson Came before mee, & 

his Marke A owned & acknowledged this Deede 

Margery Kindall R aboue written to bee his Act & 

Fran : Hooke/ Deede this 12 : day of Octob 1664 : 

Willia : Phillips Assotiate 

Stephen Batson acknowledged this Deede to bee made by 
his Consent, & signed & sealed the same, & Delivered y® 
Land Cattle &c : to mee for y^ vsse of Mr Symon Linde, & 
Mr Peter Oliver/ Francis Hooke/ 

A true Coppy of this Deed aboue written, or the delivery 
& acknowledgm* y^ of, transcribed out of y^ originall & j^ 
with Compared this 7th of Febru : 1664 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These psents testify y* I Hen : Donell of yorke fisherman, 
for & In Consideration of eighty eight pounds seaven shillings 
in hand payd by Cap* : Bryan Pendleton of Portsmouth In 
Pischataqj River M^chant haue barganed sould aliend assigned 
& sett over, & by these psents do bargane sell aliene assigne & 
sett over, vnto y^ sd Cap* : Bryan Pendleton his heyres, execu- 
tors, administrators & assigns, all my houses & land as well 
vpland as Marsh, about six scoore acers more or lesse, & fish 
houses, fishing rowme & stage In yorke, as alsoe all my fish 
house, & fishing rowme & stage att Jewells Yland, with all 
y"* priuiledges & appurtenances belonging to them, & either 
of them. To haue & to hould the afore mentioned p'"misses, 
& every part & pcell thereof, vnto him the sd Cap* : Bryan 
Pendleton his heyres executors Administrators & assigns, 
for ever ; And I do hereby promisse Covenant & Ingage to 
& with y^ sd Cap* : Bryan Pendleton his heyres, executors, 
administrators & assigns, that I am, & stand possessed of 
the aforementioned p'"misses, In an Estate of fee symple, & 



Part I, Fol. 160, 161. 

that I haue not Morgag'd nor sould the same nor any part 
y''of vnto any pson w*soever/ & I do further Covenant 
promisse & Ingage, my selfe, my heyrs, executors, adminis- 
trators & assigns by these psents, vnto the sd Cap* : Bryan 
Pendleton his heyrs executors Administrators & Assigns In 
the poenulty of Two hundred pounds Currant Money of New 
England, to defend the Title y'of vnto him the sd Cap* : 
Bryan Pendleton, his heyres executors Administrators & 
assigns, aganst all psons w^soever Clayeing any right title or 
Interest y^ vnto/ & It is further agreed on by & betweene 
the ptys abouesd, that If the aboue named Hene : Donell, 
his heyrs executors Administrators or assigns or any of them, 
shall truely pay or Cause to bee pd vnto the sd Cap* : Bryan 
Pendleton his heyres executors Administrators or assigns 
fourty foure pounds In good Well Cured dry Codd M^'chand- 
able fish two thirds, & in good refuge fish one third, at the 
now dwelling house of Cap* Bryan Pendleton scituate & 
being In Pischataqjj Eiver, at price Current, at or before the 
twenteth day of June next Insewing, the Date hereof, & 
fourty foure pounds seaven shillings In good well Cured dry 
m^'chandable Codd fish two thirds, & In good refuge fish one 
3d part with Interest, at eight pounds for y^ hundred pounds 
p Ann : for the whoole at y^ place aforesd, on or before the 
twenteth day of Octob'' : then next following att price Cur- 
rant, y* then this psent Morgage or sayle shall bee voyd, & 
of none seffect, & the sd Henery Donell his heyres executors 
administrators or assigns shall haue hould occupy possesse 
& Inioy all the aforementioned p^'misses, as In his or y^" first 
estate as if this psent writeing had never beene, or else to 
surrend^ every part & pcell thereof, vnto him the sd Cap* : 
Bryan Pendleton, [161] his heyrs executors Administrators 
or Assigns, with out any sujte of Law/ In witnesse w'^of I 
haue here vnto sett my hand & scale/ Dated in Portsmouth 
In PischataQj Eiver this sixth day of Decemb'" one thousand 
six hundred sixty & foure, & In the sixteenth yeare of the 



Part I, Fol. 161. 

Eeigne of o'' Soueraign Lord, Charles the secund King of 

England, Scottland, France & Ireland, Defend^ of y^ faith/ 

Signd Sealed & Delivered Henery Dopp'll 

In the psence of vs, his Marke JJ^ (seaie) 

She : Fletcher/ This Instrument was acknowledged 

Ric : Stileman/ by Hene : Donell as his Act & 

Deede this sixth of Decemb"^ : 

1664 : before mee Hene : Shyr- 

borne Coinisso'^ 

vera Copia of this Morgage aboue written transcribed out 

of the originall & y'"with Compared this 8^^ of Febru : 64 : 

p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These psents testify that I Phillip Hatch of yorke fisher- 
man for & In Consideration of Tenn pounds twelue shillings 
three peene halfe penny, which I ow vnto Cap* : Bryan Pen- 
dleton of Portsmouth In Pischataqua Riuer jVPchant, as alsoe 
in Consideration that y® sd Cap' : Bryan Pendleton hath 
bound him selfe In y*^ some of Twenty pounds to Jos : 
Morse Constable of Portsmouth for my psonall appearance 
at the next Court to bee houlden at Portsmouth or Dover, 
the last Twesday In June next, to answere y® Complayt of 
Mr John Payne of Boston In an action of Debt of Tenn 
pounds twelue shillings three peence halfe penny do here])y 
bargane sell aliene assigne & sett over vnto y° sayd Cap* : 
Bryan Pendleton, his heyrs executors, Administrators & 
assigns, all y* my dwelling house In yorke & the Land y'to 
belonging ; To haue & to hould the sd house & land vnto 
him the sd Bryan Pendleton, his heyres executors Adminis- 
trators & assigns for ever, & I do hereby bind mee mine 
heyres executors Administrators & assigns In sixty pounds 
Sterling, to Defend y^ Title y^'of agajnst all psons w*soever 



Part I, Fol. 161. 

Clayeing any right title or Interest by from or vnder mee 
with Condition, y* If I the sd Phillip Hatch do pay the some 
of Tenn pounds Twelue shillings 3dJ vnto the sd Cap* : 
Bryan Pendleton his heyres, executors, Administrators or 
assigns on or before y® eight day of June next Insewing the 
Date hereof, & alsoe If the sd Phillip Hatch do psonally 
appeare at Portsmouth or Dover Court as abouesd/ In wit- 
nesse w''of I haue here vnto sett my hand & scale/ Dated In 
Pischataqj River 18*^ : July 1663 : 
Sealed & Delivered Phillip Hatch his 

In y« Psence of us/ Marke UdJ ^'^^^^^ 

Jos : Morse Robert Gibbs/ ' 

Ric : Styleman Sec : 

A true Coppy of this Morgage made by Phillip Hatch, 
transcribed out of y® originall & y^ with Compared this 8th 
of Febru : 64 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



May : 2und 1664 : 
Know all by these psents, that I Nicholas Bully of winter 
Harbour fisherman, for & in Consideration of the Just some 
of Thyrty foure pounds two shillings & eight peence due to 
Bryan Pendleton of Pischataq, which I the sd Bully do ow 
the sd Pendleton as my owne pticular & pper debt, by these 
gsents do make over & Ingage my house stage flake rowme 
& moreing place to y^ sd Pendleton for his better security & 
assurance of the sd Debt ; & do by these jpsents Ingage my 
selfe heyrs & assigns to pay the sd some of Thyrty foure 
pounds two shillings & eight peence : And this my Ingage- 
ment shall Continew vntill the whoole Debt of the abouesd 
some bee fully discharg'd to the abouesd Pendleton, as wit- 
nesse my hand the day & yeare abouesd/ the p^misses do ly 
at Gibbines Yland, both y^ house & y® rest of y^ p^mises/ & 



Part I, Fol. 161, 162. 

alsoe do bind my selfe heyrs & assigns to pay tbe abouesd 
some In one yeare after y^ Day of the date hereof/ 
Testes/ 

The marke of 

RT 

Eobert Temple/ 

Fran : Littlefejld Senjo'/ 



The marke of 
MchoiBuUy/ V 

A true Coppy of this Ingage- 
ment aboue written tran- 
scribed out of y^ original! & 
& y'' with Compared this 
8th : Febru : 1664 p Edw : 
Rish worth Re : Cor ; 



Cap* : Bryan Pendleton haueing bought the Interest of 
Henery Donells Land at yorke according to a Morgage or 
sSyle being vpon ReCord/ Enters Caution against the Enter- 
ing or acknowledgeing the record of any Deede for or from 
any pson or psons w^soever, In reference to y^ sd Land/ as 
Attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : Febru : 9 : 64 : 



Cap* : Bryan Pendleton haueing bought y^ Interest of the 
Land & Interests y'^of, of Phillip Hatch of yorke according 
to an Ingagement vpon ReCord, Enters Caution against the 
entering or acknowledgeing the ReCord of any Deede for or 
from any pson or psons w*soever. In Reference vnto the sd 
Land/ as Attests, Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor :. Dated, 9 : 
Febru : 64 : 



[162] Cap* : Bryan Pendleton haueing bought the Inter- 
est of the Land of Nicholas Bully of Winter Harbour 



Part I, Fol. 162. 

according to an Ingagement standing vpon Re : Cord/ 
Entereth Caution aganst the Entering or acknowledgeing of 
any Deede for or from any pson or psons whoever, In refere- 
ing to y^ sd Land or any Interest belonging y^vnto/ as 
Attests Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor/ 



Wee the Townes men of Kittery, Chozen for ordering of 
prudentiall affayrs of the same, Att the Instance & request 
of Mr Richd Lead'^, Mr Ric : Cutts & frejnds, to say Mr John 
Cutt, & Mr George Leader, haue given, & granted vnto 
them, there heyrs & assigns for ever, a Certen Tract of 
Land scituate, lijng, & being on the North side of Pischata- 
qua River, being bounded On the South with the little 
River running downe by Thomas Withers his, to the Har- 
bours Mouth, y^ breadth w'^of, is bounded by two hemlocke 
Trees, one on the West North West, being neare vnto Wil- 
liam Jamesses, & the other on the East South East towards 
the Harbours Mouth, & from those markd Trees to runne 
over to spruse Cricke, vpon a North East poynt by Certen 
Marked Trees/ Witnesse our hands, this 16*^ : of the 7*^ : 
1651 : Nicho : Shapleigh 

John Hord/ 

A true Coppy of this grant aboue written transcribed out 
of y^ Originall, & y'*with Compared, this 15th : Febru : 64 : 
p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These gsents witnesseth, that I Richard Leader, for & In 
consideration of the some of Thyrty pounds Sterlg to mee 
In hand payd by my brother Richd Cutt the receipt w^of I 
do hereby acknowledge haue barganed, & sould vnto John 
Cutt & y® sd Richd Cutt there heyrs executors, & Adminis- 
trators, all that pcell of Land given mee by the select 



Pakt I, FoL. 162. 

Townes men of Kittery part w''of is Clear'd by mee lijng 
betweene that part of the River of Pischataqua Called 
Crooked layne & Spruce Cricke, runneing over vpon a 
North East Lyne, to haue & to hould the p'^barganed 
p'^raisses, with all & singular the priuiledges & appurtenances 
there vn to belonging, or In any ways app^'tayneing, to the 
sayd John Cutt, & Richard Cutt, & thejr heyres & assigns 
for ever/ In witnesse w^'of I the sd Richd Leader haue here 
vnto putt my hand & scale, the 30^^ : day of OctoV : 1656 : 
Signed, sealed, & Deliverd, Rich : Leader (seaie) 

In the psence of/ 

Thomas Broughton/ This bill of sayle, & y« Tract of 
Nathaniell Fryer/ Land here in specify d, is 

owned & approu^ of by y® 
select Townes men for Kittery/ 
p mee Humfrey Chadborne 
Towne Clarke/ 
These psents witnesseth/ 

that Wee John Cutt, & Richard Cutt, do 
assigne & sett over, to our brother Robert Cutt all our 
right & Title of this bill of Sayle, as witnesse our hands 
this 25/ of the (5)^^ 1668 : John Cutt/ 

vera Copia of this Deede aboue written, Richd Cutt/ 

with the Assignem^ y^'of, transcribed 
out of the originalls, & y^ with Com- 
pared this 16*^ : Febru : 64 : p 

Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



These psents witnesseth, that Wee John & Richard Cutt, 
for & In Consideration of a valewable some according to 
agreement to us In hand payd, by our brother Robert Cutt, 
the receipt w^'of, Wee do here by acknowledge*^, haue bar- 
ganed & sould vnto our brother Robert Cutt, for him, his 
heyres executors, & Administrators, all that pcell of Land, 



Paet I, FoL. 162, 163. 

which Wee bought of Mr Richd Leader, that was given vnto 
him by the select Townes men of Kittery, part w^'of was 
Cleared by him the sd Leader, which Land doth ly betweene 
y* part of the River of Pischataqua, Called Crooked Layne 
and spruce Cricke, running over vpon an North East Lyne, 
togeather with all that pcell of Land given vnto vs John & 
Eichd Cutt In the first grant ; To haue & to hould, the 
proper barganed p^misses, with all & singular the priuiledges 
& appurtenances, there vnto belonging, or any wise app^- 
tayeing, to the sd Robert Cutt & to him his heyres & [163] 
assigns for ever/ In witnesse w^of, Wee the sd John Cutt 
& Ric : Cutt, haue here vnto putt our hands & scales, the 
25th day of July 1658 : according to the assignement of the 
originall bill of sayle, given to us by him y^ sd Leady 
Sealed, Signed, & Deliverd, p mee John Cutt/ (seSe) 

In the psence of, Richard Cutt/ (seaL) 

Rich : Oliver/ 

Anthony Murry/ Mr John & Richd Cutt, do acknowl- 
edge this Instrument aboue written 
to bee y^ Act & Deede to y^ brother 
Mr Robert Cutt, this 2und d-ay of 
Febru : 64 : before vs/ 

John Archdale/ ^ _. 

' Comisso™ 
Edw : Rishworth 

A true Coppy of this Deede aboue written & y® acknowl- 
edgement y^'of, transcribed out of y^ originall & y^with 
Compared this 16 : Febru : 64 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



The Depositions of Edw : Rishworth & James Grant of 
Yorke, being sworne sayth, that they being psent w"^ John 
Lame came to Mr John Gard at the house of Leefe* : 
Davesse, desireing to giue him the sd Lame a Confirmation 
of those Lands which John Davesse had sould vnto him, 
which were the aforesd Mr Gards/ Mr John Gards answere 



Part I, Fol. 163. 

was, that he was ready at all tymes to Confirme those Lands 
to John Lame & his assio^ns, & did then Ino^as^e him selfe to 
Confirm w^soever quantity of Lands the sd Davesse in his 
behalfe had sould to him/ & further sayth not/ June : 5 : 65 ; 
Taken vpon oath before mee Peter Weare Coinissioy 

The Depositions of Arthur Bragdon Senjo'", aged about 
67 years, & of Ma the w Austine aged about 45 years/ 

being sworne sayth, that about 5 or 6 years since, these 
Deponents being psent w° Leef *^ : John Davesse sould a 
Tract of Land for&ly Mr John Grards vnto John Lame/ do 
hereby euidence y* the sd Land sould y'^ by y^ sd Davesse 
was thus bounded vidz* : from y® redd oake marked by the 
edge of y*^ Cove on y^ other side y^ Cricke ouer agajnst y® 
house runneing In a North East lyne to y*^ head of y® basse 
Cricke adioyneing to Hene : Symsons Land & from the head 
y^'of runneing along by y® path side westwardly till it come 
to y^ hithermost Coue lijng on this side Willia : Freathys 
ould fejld whither It l)ee more or lesse/ & further these 
Deponents sayth not/ 

Taken upon oath before mee this 5 : June 65 : Edw : 
Rish worth Coinisso'* 

vera Copia of these foure depositions aboue written tran- 
scril^ed out of y"" originalls & with compared this 12 : June : 
65 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



To all Christian people to whom this psent writeing shall 
come/ Joshua Scottow of Boston, In the Massatusetts 
Colonic of New EnHand M''chant sendeth o-reetinof In our 
Lord god everlasting Know yee y* I the sd Joshua Scottow, 
for & in consideration of the naturall loue & affection that 
I haue & bear toward Saraih Scottow Rebecca Scottow, 
& Mary Scottow my daughters, & Thomas Scottow my 
sun, as also for diverse other good Causes & Considerations 



Paet I, FoL. 163, 164. 

mee therevnto moueing ; haue given granted Enfeffed & 
Confirmed, & by these Presents do giue grant EnfefFe & 
Confirme, vnto Ellder James Penn of Boston aforesd, Leef^ : 
Eichd Cooke, Ensign John Hull, Benjamin Gibbs, & Tho : 
Sauage Junjo^ of the same Boston Merchants & thejr & 
every of thejr heyres, all my houses & lands In Blacke 
poynt In the Province of Mayn or Lygonia, alias the Town 
of Scarborough In y® County of yorke Shyre, Which I the 
sd Scottow purchased of Abraham Joclejng & Betteris his 
wife, late of bla : Poynt aforesd, as p deed beareing date the 
eight of June In y^ year of o^ Lord one thousand six hun- 
dred & sixty appeareth/ also all my houses & lands which I 
the sd Scottow purchased of William Smyth of bla : Poynt 
alias Scarborough aforesd, & there Sittuate lijng & being, as 
by deed from the sd Smyth, beareing date the twenty fifth 
of June In y® year of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
sixty foure appeareth togeather with my right & Interest In 
a ware house & land adioyneing therevnto In y® sd Bla : 
Poynt alias Scarborough granted by Henerie Jocleyn Esq^, 
& Margerett his wife as by deed beareing date the eighteenth 
of July In the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
sixty foure appeareth/ To haue & to hould all my sd houses 
& lands, mentioned & expressed In all the afore recited 
deeds, with all the rights priuiledges & appurtenances, 
belonging to all & euery part & pcell thereof, vnto the sd 
Ellder James Penn, Leef* : Ric : Cooke, John Hull, Benja- 
min Gibs, & Tho : Sauage, & y^ heyres [104] for ever/ To 
& for the vsses Intents & purposes In manner following, & 
to no other vsse Intent & purpose/ That is to say to y^ onely 
vse & behoofe of Sarah Scottow, Eebecca Scottow, & Mary 
Scottow my sayd daughters, & Tho : Scottow my sayd sunn, 
their heyrs & assigns ; The sd Thomas Scottow my sunn 
their heyrs & assigns ; The sayd Thomas Scottow my sun to 
haue a double portion out of all, the aforesd houses & lands, 
& my sd three daughters to haue shayre & sharye like/ also 
I the sayd Joshua Scottow, do by these Presents giue & 



Part I, Fol. 164. 

grant vnto the sd Ellder Penn, Leef * Richd Cooke, Ensign 
John Hull Benjamen Gibs, & Tho : Sauage all my stocke of 
Cattle & thejr Increase In the hands of Mcho : Willimott 
of the sayd bla : poynt alias Scarborough, vidz* : fiue Cows 
& there Increase, two mares & there Increase/ togeather 
with all my Interest In bla? Poynt Stocke of fishery, & with 
all my Interest In the debts due to the sd stocke/ All the 
debts first discounted due from y^ sd stock Also all my 
Implements of househould & househould stufle In my now 
dwelling house In Boston aforesd : To haue & to hould to 
them the sayd Ellder James Penn Leef * : Richd Cooke, 
Ensign John Hull, Benjamin Gibs & Thomas Sauage thejr 
heyres & assigns, but to & for the vsse & behoofe of my 
sayd three daughters Sarah, Rel)ecca & Mary, & Thomas 
Scottow my sayd sunn, he my sayd sun Thomas Scottow to 
haue a double portion of them all, & my sayd three daugh- 
ters to haue share & share like : always gvided that I the 
sayd Joshua Scottow haue & by these Presents do retayne a 
lyberty to my selfe (that I the sd Scottow may (If I after- 
ward see cause) exchange all or any part of the sa3^d estate, 
either In lands or goods, with the Consent of the sayd 
ffeofiees or any three of them, whatsoeuer is before to the 
Contrary notwithstanding/ In witnesse where of I the sayd 
Joshua Scottow haue here vnto putt my hand & scale the 
sixth day of May In y^ year of our Lord one thousand six 
hundred sixty & fiue Annoq^ Regnj Regis caroli xviJY 
Signed sealed & Delivered, Joshua Scottow ( ^^^^ ) 

& possession Given of part 
In the name of the whoole/ 

In the Presence of, K a attest p Robert How- 

John Messinger/ ard Not : publi^ : 

Elizabeth Sauage/ Acknowledged: 13: 3: 1665: 

Ric : Bellingham Goueriir 1665 : 

Know aU men that I Nathaniell Williams, by vertue of a 
letter of order from Mr Joshua Scottow beareing date May 



Part I, Fol. 164, 165. 

14 : 1665 : did In Presence of the subscribers give seisin & 
delivery of the Land at BlaTPoynt to Mr John AUden on 
behalfe of Ellder Penn & the other ffeoffees/ Witnesse my 
hand BlaT Poynt this 19*^ : of May : 1665 : 
Witnesse Samell Cheever/ Nathaniell Williams/ 

Arther Alger his marke X 
Taken vpon oath this 22 : of 5*^ : Month 1665 : 

before mee Anthony Stoddard Comissio'' : 

A true Coppy of this Instrument, with the Acknowledgm* 
& delivery thereof, transcribed out of the originall & y'" with 
Compared this 18 day : of August : 65 : p mee Edw : Rish- 
worth Ee : Cor ; 



These Presents testifie, that I Thomas Withers of Kitterie 
In the Province of Mayn, In the County of Yorke Gentle- 
ma : for & In consideration of the some of one hundred 
pounds In hand payd by Edward Errin, Henery Brown, 
& James Arr of Oyster River Planters, the receipt w^'of the 
sd Thomas Withers acknowledgeth, & there of & of every 
part & Parcell there of doth acquitt & discharge the sayd 
Edw : Errin, Henery Brown, & James Arr, Haue barganed 
& sould, & by these Presents do bargan sell, allejne assigne 
& sett over, vnto the sayd Edw : Errin, Hene : Brown & 
James Arr a Certen Farme scituate lijng & being at Brad- 
boate Harbour In Pischataqj River, at the Wadeing place 
bounded on [165] the East with the sayd River, & on the 
West & South West, with a Tract of Land of John Andrews, 
according to the devission made between them late & now 
In the tenour & Occupation of the sayd Thomas Withers, 
with the vpland & Meddows there to belonging, with fiuety 
Acers of vpland lijng & being on the North West of the 
sayd Farme, adioyneing to the sd River, with all the priui- 
ledges there to belonging : To haue & to hould the aforesd 
farme & vpland, vnto y® sd Edw : Errin, Hene : Brown, & 



Part I, Fol. 165. 

James Arr j^ heyres, executors, administrators or assigns 
for ever; And the sd Thomas Withers for him selfe, his 
heyrs, executors, administrators & assigns doth Covenant & 
grant to & with the sd Edw : Errin, Hene : Brown, & James 
Arr, thejr heyres, executors, & Administrators, to defend 
the Title thereof vnto the sayd Edw : Errin, Hen Brown, & 
James Arr, against all Persons w^soever Claymeing any 
right Title or Interest there vnto ; In witnesse w'of I haue 
here vnto sett my hand & scale/ Dated this Twenteth day 
of Novemb : one thousand six hundred sixty & two, & In the 
Foureteenth year of the Reigne of our Soveraign Lord 
Charles the secund King of England, Scottland, France, & 
Ireland, Defend'" of the faith &c : 1662 : 
Sealed & delivered Thomas Withers (sS ) 

In the Presence of us, Jane Withers her ( seli ) 

Francis Champnoone/ marke f 

Brian Pendleton/ Acknowledged this 21^'' : of Novem- 
Eic : Styleman Secty ber 1662 : before mee Bryan Pen- 
dleton Comisso'' 
Acknowledged by Mis Jane Withers to be her ft^ee Act & 
Deed consenting to this sayle with her husband before mee 
this 22"' day of June 1664 : Bryan Pendleton Coinissioy 

A true Coppy of this bill of sayle aboue written tran- 
scri]>ed out of the originall & there with compared this 4th 
day of October 1665 : p Edw : Rishworth Re : Cor : 



Know all men by these Presents, that w^as there was 
granted a Certen Tract of Land at a Generall Court vnto 
John Ball, Thomas Waie/ Sylvester Stover, & Michaell 
Powell, on the Sou[th] side of the River of Cape Nuttacke, 
beareing date the 13 : of Ju[ly] 1649 : as by the same deede 
more at large doth & may appea[r] & since by the Commis- 
sion Mr William Woster, Mr John Brock 

[The Rest is wanting] 



SECOND PART. 



[The Copy of a grant from] Richard Vine [s . gent in ] 

of S'" fferdinando Gorges knight) vnto Arthur Mack worth. 

This Indenture made the thirtyeth Day of March in the 
eleaventh yeare of the raigne of our soueraigne Lord 
Charl[es] by the grace of God king of England Scottland 
ffrance and Ireland Defender of the faith &c. Betweene 
Richar[d] Vines of Saco gen? for and in the behalfe of S"^ 
fferdinando Gorges knight by authority from him 
Vines ^jjQ gai(j gr fferdinando Goro^es beareins^ Date the 

To _ 

siackworth tenth Day of September Anno Domini 1634 on 
the one ptie, And Arthur Mack worth of Casco 
bay gen? on the other ptie Wittnesseth That the said Richard 
Vines for Diners good causes and consideracons him there- 
vnto moueing Hath giuen granted bargained and sold and by 
theis puts Doth giue grant bargaine and sell vnto the said 
Arthur Mackworth his heires and assignes all that tract of 
land lyeing in Casco bay on the northeast side of the Riuer 
of Pesumpsca w'^'' now and for many yeares is and hath bin 
in the possession of the said Arthur Mackworth, — being at 
the entrance of the said River where his house now standeth 
vpon a poynt of land commonly called or knowne by the 
name of Menickoe, and now and for euer hereafter to be 
called or knowne by the name of Newt [on] and from thence 
vp the said River vnto the next Cr[ick] below the first falls 
thereof, and so ouer land towards the greate bay of Casco 
till fine hundred acres be ended w'^^ is the whole tract of this 
Demise, together w*^ one small Island ouer against and next 
vnto his house adiacent, for and Dureing the tearme of one 



Part II, Fol. 1, 2. 

thousand yeare[s] fully to be compleate and ended, togeather 
w*^ all the woods, vnder woods, meadowing, pasture and 
tillage, as also all mines and Mineralls, as well Royall mines 
of gold and siluer as other mines and Mineralls, precious 
stones, quarries, and all and singular other coinodities priui- 
ledges and p^'heminences within the said tract of land or 
with [in] any pte or pcell thereof, reserueing out of this 
present grant the one fift pte of all the oare of gold and 
siluer Due vnto his Ma*^^ his heires and Sucessors and [2] 
another fifte pte thereof vnto the said S"" fferdinando Gorges 
his heires and assignes, and the yearely Rent often shillings 
to be paid vnto the said S'' fferdinando Gorges his heires and 
assignes vpon the nine and twentyeth Day of September 
yearely and every yeare. And further the said Richard 
Vines Doth couenant pmise and grante in the behalfe of the 
said S^ fferdinando Gorges, that the said Arthur Mack worth 
his heires and assignes shall and may quietly and peaceably 
enioy all the said Demised p^misses w*^ their appurfeances 
vnto him the said Arthur Mackworth his heires and assignes 
Dureing all the said tearme. And lastly the said Richard 
Vines Doth couenant and pmise to and w*^ the said Arthur 
Mackworth his heires and assignes that the said S^ fferdi- 
nando Gorges his heires and assignes shall and will from time 
to time and at all times hereafter. Doe, make, acknowledge 
and suffer, or cause to be Done, made, acknowledged, and 
suffered, all and every such further reasonable acte and actes 
Deuise and Denises in the law, for the further and better 
ensureing and sure makeing of all and singular the said lands 
and other the said p'^misses w*^ their and everie of their 
appurfoances vnto the said Arthur Mackworth his heires and 
assignes as by his and their learned Councell in the lawes 
shall be reasonably Devised aduised or required/ In wittnes 
whereof the said pties to theis present Indentures inter- 



Part II, Fol. 2, 3. 

changeably haue sett their hands and scales yoven the Day 

and yeare first aboue written/ 

Sealed signed and Deliuered Rich : Vines 

in the presence of 

George Cleeues 

Robte Sanky 

Richard Tucker/ 

This is a true coppie of the Originall Deede 

Recorded the 20^'^ Day of March 1642. and 

Examined by me 

Roger Garde Recorder. 



[3] The Coppie of a Grant from Thomas Gorges 

Esquire Deputy Gouernour of the Province of 

Mayne, in behalfe of S"" fierdinando Gorges 

Knight Lord ppriator of the said Prouince/ 

vnto William Ryall, 

Know all men by theis puts that I Thomas Gorges Esquire 

Deputy Gouernour of this Prouince of Mayne, according 

vnto the power vnto me giuen from S"^ fierdinando Gorges 

Knight Lord ppriator of the said Province, Haue for Diuers 

good causes and consideracons me therevnto especially moue- 

ing, Giuen granted bargained sold enfeofied and confirmed 

vnto William Ryall of Casco his heires and assignes for euer 

these ensueing tracts of land vid. the land whereon his house 

standeth being bounded on the east where the lott of Arnold 

Allen begines on the south w*'^ the sea, on the west l)ounded 

w*^ a Creekes mouth runing on the backside of his house, 

and on the north side bounded w*^ a Creeke w'^^ is on the 

backside of his house, alsou an Island before his house being 

by estimacon twenty acres be it more or lesse, also a poynt 

of land lyeing between the River Westgustuggo and the 

River of Chusquisacke, bounded on the south side w*^ the 

River of Westgustuggo, on the north side w*^ the River of 



Pakt II, FoL. 3, 4. 

Chusquisacke, the easier end not aboue ffoure pole ouer, and 
the wester end from the ffalls of Westgustuggo to the pteing 
of the River of Chusquisacke lyeing neare north and south 
being by estimacon two hundred and fifty acres be it more 
or lesse To haue and enioy all and singular the aforesaid 
p'^misses to him the said William Ryall his heires and assignes 
for ever, y eliding therefore and paying to S'" fierdinando 
Gorges his heires and assignes at or before the nine and 
twentyeth Day of September the sume of ten shillings 
yearely for ever/ In wittnes whereof I haue vnto this 
present Deede of sale sett my hand and scale at armes this 
27*^ of March 1643 : 

Tho : Gorges Dep : Goulnour/ 
This is a true coppie of 

the Originall examined and 

recorded the 28*^ of March 

1643. by me 

Roger Garde Recorder : 



[4] The Coppie of a Grant from S^ fferdinando 

Gorges knight vnto George Cleeue Esquire 
and Richard Tucker genf / 
This Indenture made the twenty seaventh Day of January 
in the twelueth yeare of the Raigne of our Soueraigne Lord 
Charles by the grace of God King of England Scotland 
ffrance and Ireland Defender of the faith &c, Betweene S'" 
fferdinando Gorges of Ashton Phillippes in the County 
of Somersett knight of the one ptie, And George Cleeue 
of Cascoe in the pvince of New Sommersett in New Eng- 
land in America Esquire, and Richard Tucker of Casco 
aforesaid of the said pvince of New Somersett in New 
England in America gen^ of the other ptie, Wittnesseth that 
the said Sir fferdinando Gorges for and in consideration of 
the sume of one hundred pounds of good and lawfuU money 



Paet II, FoL. 4. 

of England to him in hand payd before thensealing and 
Deliuery of theis pnts, as also for Divers other good causes 
and consideracons him the said S'* fferdinando Gorges here- 
vnto especially moueing, Hath given granted bargained sold 
and confirmed vnto the said George Cleeue and Richard 
Tucker their heires and assignes All that parte purparte and 
porcon of lands in America pcell of New England in America 
hereafter in theis pnts Described and to be Described by the 
limitts and bounds thereof, that is to say, all that parte pur- 
parte and porcon of lands begining at the furthermost poynt 
of a necke of land called by the Indians Machegonne. and 
now and for euer from henceforth to be called or knowne by 
the name of Stogummor, and so along the same westerly as 
it trendeth to the first ffall of a little River issueins: out of a 
verie small Pond And from thence ouer land to the ffalls 
of Pesumpsca, being the first ffalls in y*^ River, vpon a 
straight line containeing by estimacon from ffaW to ffall as 
aforesaid neare aboute an English mile (w^'^ together w"' the 
said necke of land that the said George Cleeue and the said 
Richard Tucker haue planted for Diners yeares already 
expired) is estimated in the whole to be fifteene hundred 
acres or thereabouts/ As also one Island adiacent to the 
said p^'misses and now in the tenure or occupacon of the 
said George Cleeue and Richard Tucker commonly called or 
knowne by the name of Hogg Island, w'^^ said p^'misses w*^ 
their appur^nances are not already possessed or passed to 
any other pson or psons whatsoever, but now granted by 
me and this my speciall order for confirmacon thereof vnder 
my hand and scale/ All w*^^ p'"misses now are and hereafter 
shalbe deemed reputed and taken to be parts parcells and 
members of the pvince of New Somersett shire in New Eng- 
land aforesaid And also the said S"" fferdinando Goro^es for 
the consideracons aforesaid Hath giuen granted bargained 
sold and confirmed And by these pnts Doth giue grant bar- 
gaine sell and confirme vnto the said George Cleeue and the 
said Richard Tucker their heires and assiornes Toojether w'^ 



Paet II, FoL. 4. 

the said porcon of lands and p^misses all the soyles grounds 
woods and vnderwoods, Havens Ports, Elvers, waters, lakes, 
ffishings ifowleings, Mines and Mineralls As well Roy all 
Mines of Grold and siluer as other Mines and Mineralls, 
precious stones, Quarries, and all and singular other commo- 
dities Jurisdiccons Royalties, Priuiledges, ffranchises and 
Preheminences whatsoeuer within the said tract of landes and 
p^misses, or within any pte or pcell thereof, Saveing except- 
ing and reserueing only out of this present grante the fift 
pte of all the oare of gold and siluer found and to be found 
in or vpon the p^'misses or any pte or pcell thereof Due vnto 
his Ma*'^ his heires and successors, and now or at any other 
time hereafter reserued, or to be reserued. To haue and to 
hould all and singular the said parte purparte and porcon of 
lands, and all other the p^'misses herein menconed to be 
bargained sold or granted w*^ their and every of their appur?- 
nances vnto the said George Cleeue and Richard Tucker their 
heires and assignes To the only and prop vse and behoofe of 
them the said George Cleeue and Richard Tucker their heires 
and assignes, to the end and full terme of two thousand 
yeares fully to be compleate and ended. To be holden of the 
said S"^ flferdinando Gorges and his heirs Lord or Lords of 
the said pvince of New Somersett shire as of his or their 
Mannor of Willitton and ffree Mannors in free and comon 
Soccage by ffealty only for all manner of services And the 
yearely rent of two shillings the hundred for every hundred 
acres thereof be it in wood meadowing pasture or tillage, the 
same to be levyed by Distres or otherwise according to the 
lawes and customes of the Realme of England vsed and 
approued within the same for tenants of like nature/ And 
the said S*" iferdinando Gorges for himselfe his heires and 
assignes Doth couenant gmise and grante to and w*^ the said 
George Cleeue and Richard Tucker their heires and assignes 
by theis puts. That he the said S'" fferdinando Gorges his 
heires and assignes shall and will from time to time, and at 
all times hereafter Doe make acknowledge execute and suffer, 



Pakt II, FoL. 4, 5. 

or cause to be Done made acknowledged executed and suf- 
fered all and every such further and other reasonable acte 
and actes, thing and thmg[s] Devise and Devises in the law 
for the farther and better assureance and sure makeing of 
all and singular the said lands and other the said p^'misses 
w*^ their and every of their appur^nances vnto the sai[d] 
George Cleeue and the said Richard Tucker their heires and 
assigne[s] [5] As by his and their Councell learned in the 
lawes shalbe reasonably Devised advised or required/ And 
lastly the said S"" fferdinando Gorges hath constituted or- 
dained and appointed, And by theis puts Doth constitute 
ordaine and appoint his trustie and welbeloued Isaack Aller- 
ton and Arthur Mack worth gen? his true and lawfull atturney 
and atturneys, Joyntly or seuerally for him and in his name 
to enter into the said lands and other the said bargained 
p^'misses, or into any pte or pcell thereof in the name of the 
whole, and thereof to take full and peaceable possession and 
seisin, And after such possession and seisin so had and taken 
Then for him and in his name to Deliuer full and peaceable 
possession and seisin of the same lands and p^'misses vnto 
the said George Cleeue and Richard Tucker their heires and 
assignes according to the tenor effecte and true meaneing 
of theis puts In wittnes whereof the said pties to theis 
present Indentures Interchangeably haue sett their hands 
and scales/ Dated the Day and yeare first herein aboue 
written Annoque Domni 1636 
Sealed signed and Deliuered f^^^.^ . Gor«-es (7T\ 

in the presence of ^"^ 

William Withington 

John Winington 

Memoran81 that I Arthur Mackworth gen? haue taken and 
Deliuered possession and seisin vnto George Cleeue Esquire 
and Richard Tucker gen? according to the order within pre- 



Part II, Fol. 5. 

scribed/ In wittnes whereof I haue herevnto sett my hand 

this eight Day of June 1637 

In the p^'sence of Arthur Mackworth 

Thomas Lewis 

John Hickford 

George ffrost 

This is a true coppie of the originall Deed examined and 
Recorded the 24*^ Day of May by me 

Roger Garde Recorder : 



The Coppie of a grant from S*" fferdinando Gorges 
Knight Lord Propriator of the Prouince of 
Mayne, vnto Thomas Gorges Esquire Deputy 
Gouernour of the said Province, 
This Indenture made the fowerth Day of March in the 
seaventeenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soueriagne Lord 
King Charles by the Grace of God of England Scotland 
ffrance and Ireland Defender of the faith &c : Betweene S^ 
flferdinando Gorges Knight Lord Propriator of the province 
of Mayne in New England of the one pte, and his beloued 
Cosen Thomas Gorges Esquire his present Deputy Gouern- 
our of the said Province of the other pte. Witnesseth that 
he the said S"^ fferdinando Gorges as well for the naturall loue 
borne vnto his said Cosen as also in some pte to recompence 
the speciall service in his said imployment already pformed 
to the said Lord Propriator and for and towards his better 
mayntayneance and encouragement for the future, w*^ Diuers 
other good consideracons him there vnto specially Moueing, 
Hath given, granted, bargained, sold, enfeoffed, and con- 
firmed. And by theis puts Doth giue, grant, bargaine, sell 
enfeoffs, and confirme, vnto the said Thomas Gorges fine 
thousand acres of land the same to be had and taken at the 



Part II, Fol. 5, 6. 

election and choice of the said Thomas Gorges his heires and 
assignes in any place as conveniently as may be vpon the 
River Ogarnog within the said Prouince, not already granted 
or possessed by any other of his Ma*'^^ subiects, together 
w*^ full power and authority to Deuide the same into Man- 
nors or Lordships, and to hould Courts Barons, and Courts 
Leetes within the said Lop% And by himselfe his heires 
or assignes, or his or their steward in that case lawfully 
Deputed, to Determine all such causes as are most ordinarily 
Determinable In Courts Barons, or Courts Leetes here in 
England, soe as the pties plaintiffe and Defend* Doe inhabett 
within the limitts and p^'cincts of the Mannors or Lordshipps 
soe to be Deuided, and soe as the cause of suite Doe arise 
w^^in the lymitts and p^'cincts thereof/ And alsoe w*^ power 
to make a Recorder Bayliffe and such other necessary officers 
within the said Mannors or Lo^^ as are most vsuall here in 
England pvided that all suits or causes to be Depending, or 
adiudged within the said Courts shalbe sul)iect to remoueall 
into any Superiour Courte within the said Province, by way 
of Iniunction ghibicon or such other writt Warrant or course 
of pceeding as in such Superiour Courte shalbe most vsuall, 
and there to receiue such Revercon alteracon or confirmacon 
as shall by such Superiour Courte be adiudged or Decreed/ 
And alsoe [6] to enioy all liberties of haukeing hunting 
fishing and fowleing within the said fine thousand acres of 
land to be had taken and alotted out in manner and forme 
aforesaid. To haue and to hold the said fine thousand acres 
of land with all the afore recited Royalties liberties priui- 
ledges and preheminencyes w*^ all and singular their appur- 
?nances vnto the said Thomas Gorges his heires and assignes 
for ever, yeilding paying and pforming vnto the said S"* fier- 
dinando Gorges his heires and assignes such rents services 
and Duties as the tenants of the said S"" fferdinando Gorges 
who hold land vpon the River of Acomenticus in the said 
Prouince are by their tenures of land vpon the said Riuer 
bound and obliged to Doe and pforme/ And the said S'^ ffer- 



Part II, Fol. 6. 

dinando Gorges his heires and assigns the said fine thousand 
acres of land to be had and taken in forme aforesaid with all 
and singular the appurinances vnto the same belonging, vnto 
the said Thomas Gorges his heires and assignes against all 
psons claymeing by from or vnder him the said S^ fferdinando 
Gorges his heires or assignes will Warrantize and for euer 
Defend by theis puts/ And the said S"" fferdinando Gorges 
for himselfe his heires and assignes Doth further couenant 
promise and grant to and w*^ the said Thomas Gorges his 
heires and assignes by these puts that he the said S"^ fferdi- 
nando Gorges his heires and assignes shall and will from 
time to time and at all times hereafter Dureing the space of 
seaven yeares next ensueing (vpon reasonable request) Doe, 
make, acknowledge, execute suffer, or cause to be made 
Done acknowledged executed and suffered, all and every 
other Acte and Actes thing and things Deuice and Devices 
in the law for the better assurance and sure makeing of all 
and singular the before mencond p'^misses with all and singu- 
lar the appur^nances vnto the said Thomas Gorges his heires 
and assignes, be it by ffine ffeofment Deede Enrolled or 
otherwise as by the said Thomas Gorges his heires and 
assignes or his or their Councell learned in the law shalbe 
reasonably Devised aduised or required And lastly the said 
S'^ flerdinando Gorges hath constituted ordayned and ap- 
pointed, and by these puts Doth constitute ordayne and 
appoint his trusty and welbeloued Richard Vines Esquire his 
steward Generall of his said Prouince, and his trustie and 
well beloued Cosen ffrancis Champernoone Esquire Wittm 
Hooke and Edward Godfrey gentlemen to be his true and 
lawfull Atturneys ioyntly and seuerally for him and in his 
name to enter vpon the premisses before mencond or any pte 
or pcell thereof in the name of the whole, and to take poses- 
sion thereof, and after posession soe had and taken, then to 
Deliuer vnto the said Thomas Gorges his heires or assignes 
full peaceable and quiett posession and seisin of all and sing- 



Paet II, FoL. 6, 7. 

ular the afore recited premisses w*^ all and singular thappur- 
feances according to the true intent meaneing forme and 
effect of these puts/ In wittn[ess] whereof, the pties to 
these p'sent Indentures Interchangeably haue sett their 
hands and scales/ Dated the Day and yeare first aboue 
written 1641 fferdi : Gorges 



Memorandu the tenth Day of August 1642 posession and 
seisin was taken, and Deliuered to the within named Thomas 
Gorges of fine thousand acres of land according to the true 
intent and meaneing of theis puts, bounded on the northeast 
w^*" the River Ogornog alijs Ogoncog inclusiuely, on the 
south side w"' the sea, on the west w^'' the westermost pte of 
the greate Marish comonly called Ogoncvg ]\Iarsh, and from 
the sea to the said westermost pte of that Marsh vpon a 
northwest line till the said fine thousand acres be compleated. 
In the presence of vs 

Roger Garde : 

Henry Norton 

Richard Tucker. 



[7] Wee y*^ select men of the Town of yorke, according 
to ^Y^ Interest the Town hath y^in, do grant unto Edw : 
Rishworth of yorke ReCor a Certen Tract of vpland lijng 
vpon the south East side of y* Cricke, Called the ould Mill 
Cricke, being a Necke Poynt or Parcell of vpland runneing 
between y® head of the South East branch of the aforesd 
Cricke, & y* part of the sd Cricke w"" formerly y"^ ould Mill 
stood, being on the westermost side of a Certen Hill of 
vpland belonging to sd Rishworth, about tenn or twelue 
Acres, as Wee are Informed, which land so granted by us is 
adioyneing j^unto/ Contajneing tenn or twenty Acres of 
Land bee It more or less, not exceeding twenty Acres 



Part II, Fol. 7. 

of Land, prouided the sd Land hath not beene formerly dis- 
posed of, as witness our hands 6 : day of NovemV : 1677 : 
A true Coppy transcribed & with Peter Weare Senjo^ 

originall Compared Aprill 2 : Hen : Donell /-£} 

1682 : p Edw : Rishworth ReCor : his marke 

Nathall Preble 
Job : Allcocke/ 



The coppie [o] f a Pattent granted by the Councell 
for New England vnto John Ouldham and Rich- 
ard Vines Gentleman/ 
To all Christian people to whome this p^sent writeing 
Indented shall come The Councell for the affaires of New 
England in America send greeting in our Lord God euer- 
lasting. Whereas king James of famous memory late King 
of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland by his highnes 
ires Patte[nt]s and Royall grant vnder the greate scale of 
England beareing Date the third Day of Nouember in the 
eighteenth yeare of his Paigne of England, ffrance and Ire- 
land, for the causes therein expressed, did absolutely giue 
grant and confirme vnto the said Councell for the affaires of 
New England in America and their successors for euer All 
the land of New England in America lyeing and being from 
forty to forty eight Degrees of northerly latitude And in 
length by all that breadth aforesaid from sea to sea through 
out the Mayne land Together w*^^ all the woods, waters, 
Riuers, Soiles Havens harbours Islands and other coinodities 
whatsoeuer therevnto belonging, w*^ Diuers other priui- 
ledges, p^heminencs profitts and liberties by sea and land as 
by the said Ires Pattents (amongst other things contained 
whereunto Due relacon being had) more at large it Doth 
and may appeare. Now know ye that the said Councell for 
the affaires of New England in America Aswell for and in 



Paet n, FoL. 7, 8. 

consideracon that John Ouldham Gen? a planter in New 
England in America aforesaid and other his seruants haue 
for these six yeares now last past lined in New England 
aforesaid, And for that the said John Ouldham hath hereto- 
fore at his owne proper costs and charges transported thither 
and planted there Diners psons and hath for the effecting of 
that soe good a worke vndergone greate labour and Dangers 
And in consideration alsoe, that the said John Ouldham 
together w*^ Richard Vines Grenl and their heires Associatts 
and company haue vndertaken at their owne costs and 
charges to transport fifty psons thither in the space of seauen 
yeares now next ensueinge, to plant and inhabite there, to 
the aduancement of the generall Plantacon [8] of that 
Countrey, and the strength and safety thereof, against the 
natiues or any other invaders, alsoe for the better encour- 
agement of the said «John Ouldham Richard Vines and other 
their associats and assignes, and other good causes and 
consideracons the said Councell therevnto moueinge Haue 
giuen granted enfeoffed and confirmed, and by this their 
p''sent writeinge. Doe fully clearely and absolutely giue, 
grant enfeoffs and confirme vnto the said John Ouldhjmi and 
Richard Vines their heires and assignes for euer, all that pte 
of the Mayne land in New England aforesaid comonly called 
or knowne by the name of Swackadock, or by whatsoeuer 
other name or names, the same is or shalbe hereafter called 
or knowne by, scituate lyeinge and being betweene the Cape 
or bay comonly called Cape Elizabeth, and the Cape or bay 
coinonly called Cape porpus, containeing in breadth from 
northeast to southwest along by the sea ffowre miles in a 
straight line, accounting seaventeene and threescore yards 
(according to the standard of England to euery mile, and 
eight English miles vpp into the Maine land of the south 
south side of the Riuer Swackadock after the same Rate 
from the sea through all the breadth of ffoure miles afore- 
said Together w*^ all the Shoares, Creekes, Bayes, harbours 
and coasts alongst the sea within the limitts and bounds 



Part II, Fol. 8. 

aforesaid, with the woods and Islands next adioyneing to 
the said lands not being already granted by the said Coun- 
cell vnto any other pson or psons, Togeather alsoe w"^ all the 
lands Kiuers, Mines, mineralls of w* kind or nature soeuer, 
woods, quarries, marshes, waters, Riuers, lakes, ffishings, 
huntings, hawkings, ffowleings, Commodities, emoluments 
and heriditaments whatsoeuer with all and singular their 
and every of their appur^nances in or within the limitts and 
bounds aforesaid or to the said lands, lyeing with in the same 
limitts or bounds belonging or in any wise appertain eing. 
To haue and to hold all and singular the said lands and 
p^misses, w*^ all and singular the woods, quarries, marshes, 
waters, Riuers, lakes, ffishings, ffowleings, hawkings, hunt- 
ings. Mines, Mineralls, of what kind or nature soeuer, 
priuiledges, rights, Jurisdiccons, liberties, Roialtyes, and all 
other profitts, commodities emoluments and heriditaments 
whatsoeuer before in and by theis puts giuen and granted, 
or herein meant mencond or intended to be hereby giuen or 
granted w*^ their and euery of their appur^nances, and euery 
pte and pcell thereof except before excepted vnto the said 
John Ouldham and Richard Vines their heires associats and 
assignes for euer, to the only proper vse and behoofe of the 
said John Ouldham Richard Vines their heires Associats and 
assignes for euer, y eliding and payinge vnto our soueraigne 
lord the King one fift pte of gould and siluer oares, and 
another fift pte to the Councell aforesaid and their successors 
To be holden of the said Councell and their successors by 
the rent hereafter in theis presents reserued, yeilding and 
payeing therefore yearely for euer vnto the said Councell 
their successors or assignes for euery hundred acres of the 
said land in vse twelue pence of lawfull money of England 
into the hands of the rent gatherer for the time beinge of the 
said Councell their successors or assignes for all seruice 
whatsoeuer/ And the said Counsell for the affaires of New 
England aforesaid Doe by theis puts nominate Depute, 
authorize appoint and in their place and steed put William 



Part II, Fol. 8, 9. 

Blackstone of New England aforesaid Gierke, William Jef- 
ferris and Edward Hilton of the same place gentlemen and 
either or any of them ioyntly or seuerally to be their true 
and lawfull atturney or atturneyes and in their name and 
steed to enter into the said pte or porcon of land and other 
the p^'misses with appurEnances by theis pnts giuen and 
granted, or into some pte thereof in the name of the whole, 
and peaceable and quiett possesion and seisin thereof for 
them to take, and the same soe had and taken in their name 
and steed to Deliuer posession and seisin thereof vnto the 
said John Ouldham Richard Vines their heires, associats, 
and assignes accordinge to the tenor forme and effect of theis 
pnts, Ratifieing confirmeing and allowinge, all and whatso- 
euer the said atturney or atturneyes or either of them shall 
Doe in or about the p^'misses by virtue hereof. In wittnes 
whereof the said Councell for [9] the affaires of New Eng- 
land aforesaid haue herevnto caused their CoiTion scale to be 
putt yeouen the twelueth Day of ffebruary. Anno Domni 
1629. And in the fift yeare of the raigne of our soueraigne 
Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland 
ffrance and Ireland Defender of the faith &c : 

Ro : Warwicke : Ed : Gorges : fferd : Gorges 

Tho. Smith : 

MemoranS that posession and seisin was taken by the 
within named Richard Vines of the p^'misses within granted, 
in the p^sence of M"^ Isaacke Allerton, Cap* Thomas Wiggin, 
M^ Thomas Purchus, Cap* Nathanaell Waters, Cap* John 
Wright, and M"" Steeven Reekes Marriner the 25*^ Day of 
June 1630 

This is a true Coppie of the Originall Deede 
Recorded the 19*^ Day of July 1643 and 
examined by me 

Roger Garde Recorder : 



Part II, Fol. 9. 

I Eichard Vines of Saco genl. haue barganed and Sould 
the patent aboue Specified vnto Eobert Childe Esq'' Doct° : 
of phisick and given him livery and seasin. Vpon the day 
of 8^^^ i645 in the presence of M'^ Addam Winthorpe and Mr 
Beniamin Gillam 



The coppie of a Grant from Tho : Gorges Esq'" 
Deputy GoQnour of this pvince, to M^ Jn'' 
Wheeleright. M^ Hen : Boade, and M^ Edward 
Risworth for admitting inhabitants and bound- 
ing alotting, and setting forth land in the 
Plantacon of Wells/ 
Wittnesseth these pnts that I Thomas Gorges Dep : 
Gouernour of the Prouince of Mayne, according vnto the 
power vnto me giuen from S"" fferdinando Gorges Knight 
Lord Propriator of the said Prouince, Haue for Diuers good 
causes and consideracons me therevnto moueing, giuen and 
granted, vnto M^ John Wheeleright, minister of Gods word, 
M^ Henry Boade, M^ Edward Rish worth of Wells, full and 
absolute power to allott, bound and sett forth any lotts or 
bounds vnto any man that shall come to inhabitt in their 
Plantacon, themselues paying for any land they hold from 
S^ fferdinando Gorges fine shillings for euery hundred acres 
they make vse of, the rest fine shillings for euery hundred 
acres that shalbe allotted vnto them by the said M"" John 
Wheelright, M*" Henry Boade, and M'" Edward Rosworth, 
the bounds of the said Plantacon to begin from the northeast 
side of Oegungig Riuer vnto the southwest side of Kinni- 
buncke and to runne eight miles vp into the countrey. And 
in case any Differences arise betweene the abouesaid M^ John 
Wheelright, M^ Henry Boade, M'" Edward Rosworth con- 
cerneing the admission of any man into the said Plantacon 
or of bounding any mans land. The said Differences shalbe 
Determined by the agent or agents of S"* fferdinando Gorges, 



Part U, Fol. 9, 10. 

to whome fiiU power is reserued of admitting any one into 
the aforesaid limitts. 

Giuen vnder my hand and seale at Armes this 14*^ July 
1643 

Tho : Gorges Dep : GoQ : O 

This is a true coppie of the Originall deede 
Kecorded the 18"' of June 1645. and ex- 
amined by me 

Roger Garde Recorder : 



[10] 

The Coppie of a grant from Thomas Gorges Esq^ 
Deputy Governo'' of the Province of Mayne 
in behalfe of Sir fferdinando Gorges vnto 
ffrancis Littlefield of Wells 
To all to whome theise presents shall Come Greeting 
Knowe yee that I Thomas Gorges Deputy Governor of the 
Province of Mayne by vertue of Authority from S^ fferdi- 
nando Gorges Knight Lord Propriato'" of the said Province 
for divers good causes & Consideracons me therevnto moue- 
inoj haue in the behalfe of the said S"" fferdinando Gors^es 
Given granted & confirmed & by theise puts Doe giue grant 
& confirme vnto ffrancis Littlefield of Wells in the County 
of Somersett the elder ffiftye Acres of land scituate lying & 
being in Wells aforesaid adioyning to the land of Edmond 
Littlefield on the Easter side thereof containing twenty pole 
in breadth towards the sea & soe vp into the Mayne land till 
ffifty acres be compleated w*^ all the Marsh ground lyeing 
betweene the said land & the sea wall to contayne twenty 
pole likewise in breadth and eight acres or thereabouts to be 
taken in Ogunquick Marsh. To haue & to houlde the afore- 
said land & all & singuler the premises w*^ the appurtenances 
vnto the said ffrancis Littlefield his heires & assignes for 



PlRT II, FOL. 10, 11. 

euer to the only vse & behoofe of the said ffrancis Littlefield 
his heires & assignes for euermore Yeilding & paying for the 
p'"misses yearely vnto the said Sir fierdinando Gorges his 
heires & assignes two shillings & six pence on the Nine & 
twentieth day of September And I the said Thomas Gorges 
Doe hereby Depute Edmund Littlefield to be my Lawful! 
atturney in the behalfe of the said S"" fferdinando Gorges 
to enter into the p^misses or into pte thereof in the name 
of the whole & to take possesio thereof & after seisin & 
possesion so taken to Deliuer possesio & seisin of the p^mises 
vnto the said ffrancis Littlefield In Witnes whereof I the 
said Thomas Gorges haue herevnto sett my hand & scale 
the ffoureteenth Day of July Anno Dmil 1643. 
Sealed signed & deliuered Tho Gorges Depu? Gou^no^ 

in the presence of Rich : Vines Ste : gene : 

Roger Guarde 

George Puddington Peaceable & quyet possessio taken 

& given to ffrancis Littlefield of 
all pts & pcells of land & marsh 
w*^ thapurtenances mentioned in 
this Deed by me Edmund Lit- 
tlefield 
This is a true Coppie of the originall deed Recorded & 
examined this 28*^ of October Anno Dml 1645 

William Waldern 

Recordor 



[11] The Coppy of a grant from Thomas Gorges 

Esquir Deputy Governo"" of the Province of 

Mayne in behalfe of S"" fferdinando Gorges vnto 

Edmund Littlefield of Wells 

To all to whom theise pnts shall Come Greeting Knowe 

yee that I Thomas Gorges Esq"^ Deputy GoQno'' of the 

Province of Mayne By vertue of authoritie vnto me giuen 



Part II, Fol. 11. 

from S^ fferdinando Grorges Knight Lord Propriator of the 
said Province for Divers good Causes & consideracons me 
therevnto espetially moueing Haue in behalfe of the said 
S'' fferdinando Grorges given granted & confirmed & by theise 
psents Doe giue grant & Confirme vnto Edmund Littlefield 
of Wells in the County of Soinersett his heires and assignes 
those pcells of land hereafter mentioned scituate l^^ing & 
being in Wells aforesaid that is to say One hundred Acres 
of Land adioyning to the Mill containing in breadth fforty 
Pole & soe vp into the Mayne Land the same breadth till 
one hundred Acres be compleated and all the Marsh ground 
lying betweene the said land & the sea to contayne forty 
pole like wise in breadth And all the Neck of Marsh ground 
lying betweene the said hundred Acres of land & wel)hant 
River & six Acres of Marsh ground in the Marsh lying 
betweene Webhant River and the necke of land neere ad- 
ioyninge vnto the ffarme lately granted vnto M'' John 
Wheelright & Eight Acres of Marsh ground to be taken in 
Ogunquick Marsh & two litle pcells of Marsh & vpland 
lying neare Webhant falls on the West side therof one of 
the said pcells lying aboue the falls the other belowe To 
haue & to houlde the aforesaid vpland &> Marsh and all and 
singuler the p^'mises w*^ the appurtenances vnto the said 
Edmund Littlefield his heires and assi2:nes for euer to the 
only vse & behoofe of the said Edmond Littlefield his heires 
& assignes for euermore Hee the said Edmund Littlefield his 
heires and assignes Yeilding & paying for the p^misses vnto 
the said S'" fferdinando Gor^fes his heires and assi^-nes six 
shillings yearely on the Nine Twentieth Day of September 
And I the said Thomas Gorges Doe hereby ordayne Henry 
Boade gen? to be my lawfull Atturney in behalfe of the said 
S'" fferdinando Gorges to enter into the premises or into pte 
in name of the whole & thereof to take possessio & seisin 
& after possesio so taken to Deliuer possessio & seisin of the 
premisses vnto the said Edmund Littlefield according to the 
true intent & meaning of theise puts In Witnes whereof I 



Part II, Fol. 11. 

the said Thomas Gorges haue herevnto sett my hand & seale 

the ffoureteenth Day of July 1643. 

Sealed signed & deliQd Tho Gorges Depu? GoQn'" 

in presence of Rich : Vines./ 

Roger Guard Peaceable & quyet possesio taken & 

Georg Puddingto given to Edmund Littlefield of all 

ffrancis Littlefield the pts & pcells of the lands & 
Marsh w*^ their apurtenances men- 
tioned in this Deed p me Henry Bode 
This is a true Coppye of the originall Deed Recorded the 

28*^ Day of October 1645 

William Waldern Recordor 



A Coppye of a grant from Thomas Gorges 
Esqui*" Deputy Governo'" of the Province of 
Mayne in behalfe of Sir fferdinando Gorges 
vnto Robert Beedle 
Knowe all men by theise presents that I Thomas Gorges 
Deputy GoQno'' of this Province doe authorise Robert Bee- 
dle to seise on & make vse of the lot betweene Georg 
Rogers & John Simons & I pmise in time Convenient to 
Draw vp his lease Witnes my hand this 20*^ May 1641. 
Gorgeana Tho : Gorges Depuf GoQno'*. 



A Coppye of a Deed of Esekiell 
Knight made to John Sanders of Wells. 
Knowe all men by theise puts that Esekiell Knight of 
Wells haue sould vnto John Sanders of the said towne of 
wells my now Dwelling house w*^ all other out buildings 
lands meadowes togeather w*^ all ffences w**^ all ptenances 
ptayning thervnto belonging lying in Wells for & in Consid- 
eracon of 22^^ in money 2' to haue & to houlde all the right 



Pakt II, FoL. 11, 12. 

& interest that I the said Esekiell haue had or ever shall 
haue in the said premisses to him & his heires for euer In 
Witnes whereof I haue herevnto sett my hand the 20^^ of 
August 1645 % 

theise being {]sent Ezekiell Knight 

John Wheleright Ann A Knights M^'ke 

John f' White his 
marke 



A Coppy of a grant from Richard Vines 
Vic Chancellor & Ste : Gene : 
Theise are to authorise yo" John Wadlowe of Saco Planter 
to take possessio of a sufficient lot of land for & in the be- 
halfe of Sir fierdinando Gorges Knight in Yeapskessett River 
to yo"" & you heires there to plant inhabitt w*''out let or 
molestacou giuen vnder my hand the 1 of Aprill 1639 

Richard Vynes 



[12] The Coppye of a grant ifrom Thomas Gorges 
Esq*" Deputy Govern o"" of the gvince of Mayne 
in behalfe of Sir fferdinando Gorges vnto John 
Sanders of Wells 
To all to whome theise puts shall come greeting Knowe 
yee that I Thomas Gorges Esq"" Deputy Governo"" of the 
Province of Mayne By vertue of Authority from S"" fferdi- 
nando Gorges Knight Lord Propriator of the said Province 
for Divers good Causes & Consideracons me thervnto moue- 
ing haue in behalfe of the said Sir fferdinando Gorges given 
granted & confirmed & by theise puts Doe give grant & 
Confirme vnto John Saunders of Wells in the County e of 
Soiiiersett One hundred and ffifty Acres of land scituate 



Pakt II, FoL. 12. 

lying & being m Wells aforesaid being a necke of land lying 
betweene the little River & Cape porpus River & ffifty Acres 
of Marsh ground lying of each side of the said Neck of land 
and adioyi^ng to the said Rivers To haue & to houlde the 
aforesaid One hundred &> ffifty Acres of vpland & ffifty 
Acres of Marsh and all and singuler the premises w*^ thapur- 
tenances vnto the said John Saunders his heires & assignes 
for euer to the only vse & behoofe of the said John Saun- 
ders his heires & assignes for euermore The said John 
Saunders his heires or assignes yeilding & paying for the 
p^misses vnto the said Sir fferdinando Gorges his heires & 
assignes six shillings & eight pence yearely on the Nine & 
twentieth Day of September And I the said Thomas Gorges 
Doe hereby ordayne Edmund Littlefield to be my lawfuU 
Atturney in behalfe of the said S"^ fferdinando Gorges to 
enter into the p^'misses or into pte in the name of the whole 
& to take possessio of the premisses and after possesi5 soe 
taken to Deliuer possession & seisin of the p^'misses vnto the 
said John Sanders according to the true intent & meaning of 
theis puts In Witnes whereof I the said Thomas Gorges 
haue herevnto sett my hand & scale the ffoureteenth Day of 
July Annoqj Dmi 1643. 
Sealed signed & Deliuered Tho : Gorges Depu^ GoQno^ 

in the presence of Rich : Vynes Ste : gene ; 

Roger Guarde 

George Puddingto 

ifrancis Littlefield. 

Memorandii there was peaceable & quyet possessio taken 
& given to John Sanders of all psells of land & Marsh 
w*^ the apurtenances mentioned w*^'in this Deed By me 
Edmund Littlefield In presence of William Hamane 
This is a true Coppye of the originall Deed 

Recorded the 28*^ Day of October 1645 

William Waldern Recordor 



Part II, Fol. 12. 

The Coppie of a Deed ffrom Edward 
Sanders to Sarah Lynne of Pascataway 
Theise Witnesseth that whereas Edward Sanders had a 
Judgm* in the Courte houlden at Gorgeana in the Province 
of Mayne 28*^ of May 1645 vpon the house & ground of 
Captayne ffrancis Champnowne lying neere the harbors 
mouth of Pascataquack in the province of Mayne Knowe all 
men by theise p^'sents that I the said Edward Sanders for 
& in Consideracon of ffifteene pound sterling by him receaued 
of M""^^ Lynne in the pvince of Mayne at & before the sealing 
& Deliuery hereof as alsoe for divers other good Causes & 
valuable Consideracons him the said Edward Saunders ther- 
vnto espetially moueing hath giuen granted bargayned soulde 
enfeofed & confirmed & by theise presents Doth freely & 
absolutely giue grant Ixargayne sell enfeoff & confirme vnto 
the said Sarah Lynne her heires and assignes the house all 
that vpland marsh or marshes thervnto belonginge w"' all & 
singuler thapurtenances & euery pte & pcell thereof and alsoe 
all Deeds evidences writings which he or any other pson or 
psons to his vse hath or haue con6ning the premisses or any 
pte or pcell therof To haue & to hould the foresaid house & 
land and all other the p''mises w^'^ the apurtenances vnto the 
said Sarah Lynne her heires and assignes for euer she 
the said Sarah Lynne her heires & assignes yeilding payinge 
pforming & doing for the p^^mises vnto the Cheife Lord or 
Lords of the ffee all such rents & service as the said Cap- 
tayne Champnowne his heires and assignes ought to yeild 
pay pforme or doe for the same And the said Edward Sanders 
Doth for himselfe his heires and assignes Couenant pmise 
and grant to & w**' the said Sarah Lynne her heires & 
assignes & to & w*^' euery of them by theise p'sents shall 
& may from time to time & at all times hereafter peaceably & 
quyetly haue houlde occupie possesse & enioy the aforesaid 
house & land marsh & marshes & all & singuler other the 
p''mises w"^ the apurtenances & euery pte & pcell thereof 
w*^out the lett suite trouble Deniall evictio or expulsio of the 



Part II, Fol. 12, 13. 

said Edward Sanders as alsoe freed & Discharged of & from 
all former bargaynes & sayles Joynters leases Judgm*^ exe- 
cucons intrusions & of all other incumbrances whatsoeuer In 
witnes whereof I haue herevnto sett my hand & scale the 
first of August Anno Dm2 1645 
Sealed signed & deliuered Edw : Saunders. 

in the presence of 

Thomas Withers 
the marke of 

Henry rjO Dunniell 
This is a true Coppy of the originall deed recorded 

the 29*^ Day of October 1645 

William Waldern Recordor 



[13] Saco in the gvince of Mayne 21*^ of Octob"" 1645 
Ordered in Court that Stephen Batson his heires & assignes 
shall haue hould & enioy one pcell of Marsh betweene the 
Mussell ridge & the Harbors mouth in the towne of wells 
for euer being by Estimatio good & bad Ten Acres be it 
more or lesse 



Thes p^sence witneseth that I Richard Vines of Saco esq^ 
Stuard Generall for Sir ffir : Gorges of the guince of mayne 
haue for diuers good Causes me thervnto mouing giuen 
granted & Confyrmed for [&] in the behalf of Tho : Gorges 
esq"* vnto John Wadlow & Edmond Littelfeld of wells ther 
Heyres & assignes two Hundered Ackers of Land Lying & 
beinge one the South west sid of Obumkegg riuer the bounds 
to begine att the fales of the sd Riuer, & soe to rune a long 
the riuer sid southwards to the riuer sid Southward to the 
second creeke w°^ butteth vpon a Littell Hand of pich pine 
treers that ar vppon the sea wale & neer a Joyning to the 




Part II, Fol. 13. 

Riuers mouth, & soe vp into the mayne land, by all the 
breadth affore sd tell the sd two hundred ackers are fully 
Compleated & ended w*^ all the m^'ch land w*^ in the bounds 
aforesd lying & being one the west sid of the said riuer w*^ 
the benifit of the sd riuer not Intrenching vppon the Liber- 
ties of the Toune of wells the sd John wadlow & Edmond 
Littelfeld ther Heyres & assinges yelding & paing vnto y^ sd 
Tlio Gorges his heyres & assinges, tenne shillinges p ari att 
or vppon the 29*^ Day of Septemb In witnes wherof I the 
sd Richard Vines haue heer vnto set my hand & scale this 
20 day of Oumb'" 1645 

Seale 

Ri Vines 

Witnes Geo Puddington : Joseph Hull Henrey Norten 

George Puddington & Arthur Bragenton doe affyrme 

vppon oath that mr Roger Gard did acknowledg this Grant 

& deed & did ratify it saing hee would lay it out soe soone 

as hee Could taken the 3*^ July 1647 

p Ed Godfrey 

this deed was recorded & Inrould the 4*^ July 1647 by me 

Ed Godfrey Cler' for the guince of mayne in the booke of 

the records of wells Ed Godfrey 



this deed maid the 13^^ 9umb 1651 betwen mr Edward 
Godfrey one the one pty & Robert Heatherstill one the other 
pty witneseth that the sd Ed Godfrey for diuers Considera- 
tions him ther vnto mouing hath giuen & granted vnto the sd 
Ro : Heatherstill one pcell of land lying one the North sid 
of Accom South est one the land of the sd Ed : bounded by 
two oakes for m'^kes & North west soe far as mr Ed : John- 
sons will pmit South west to a hy pyne standing for a m^'ke 
North Est one the lands of Nicolas Bond & John Parker to 
haue & to hould to him the said said Robert Heatherstill his 
heyres & assinges for euer yealding & paying vnto the sd 



Part II, Fol. 13, 14. 

Edward Godfrey his heyres & assinges for euer one dayes 
worke of a man yearly vppon 5 dayes notis giuen befor 
therof & in default to distrayne in witnes they sd Ed. hath 
heerto put his hand the Day abouesd this Recordd the 3 
Xcemb 51 

witneses Sara Couse p me Ed Godfrey 

w"" Ashly & Jo. myles 



This deed maid the 13 9umb betwen mr Ed Godfrey one 
the one pty & Ed. wanton one the other pty witneseth that 
the sd Ed Godfrey for diuers good Causes & Consider- 
[ations] him ther vnto mouing hath giuen granted Infefed & 
& Confyrmd vnto the sd Ed wanton one pcell of land one 
the South sid of the Riuer of Cap nodock wher the sd Ed 
wanton hath begun to Cleere Contayning 10 ackers more or 
lesse & one the other sid the Riuer opposite to that 20 
ackers next wher Peter weare endeth to him the sd Ed wan- 
ton his heyres & assinges for euer yealding vnto the sd Ed 
Godfrey his heyres & assinges yearly 2 dayes worke for a 
man one 5 dayes warning in default to distrayne in witnes 
the sd Ed Godfrey hath heert put his hand the day abouesd 

Hecordd this 3 Xcemb 51 



[14] The Depositions of Robert Knight aged 8Q years, 
.& Arther Bragdon aged about 74 yeares/ 

These Deponents being examined maketh oath that a 
little before Mr Tho Gorges went for England, they heard 
Mr Tho' Gorges say, y^ hee would & did make Mr Roger 
Gard his agent to lett & sett his whoole estate hee left in 
the Province of Mayn, whither Cattle Land & Marsh or out 
else hee had In the sd Province, to lett sett & dispose till 
such tyme as hee came him selfe agajne, or did appoynt 



Part II, Fol. 14. 

some other body or his Agent/ And Arther Bragdon fur- 
ther sayth that hee heard Mr Roger Gard read a writemg 
w'^h hee sayd was a writeing from Mr Gorges Impoureing 
him to bee his agent, as is aboue expressed, & further sayth 
not/ 

Taken this 6th July : 71 : before mee 

Fran : Neale Assotiate/ 

A true Coppy of these Depositions transcribed out of the 
originall & y^with compared this 12 : Augs* 1671 : p Edw : 
Rishworth ReCor : 



This Indenture made the sixth day of Septemb^ In the 
yeare of our Lord God according to the Accopt now vsed 
by our English Nation one thousand six hundred fiuety & 
two between William Ellingham of Agamenticus in the 
Province of Mayne In New England Millwright, of the one 
part & Henery Webb of Boston in New England aforesd 
M'chant of the other part/ Whereas Edward Godfrey Gen? 
Abraham Preble Majo'", John Twisden, Edward Johnson 
Hene : Norton, William Hilton & John Davess all of Asra- 
menticus aforesd, on the behalfe of the Inhabitants of 
Agamenticus aforesd, by a deed of Gyft beareing date the 
teenth of Aprill last past, did giue & grant vnto y^ sayd 
William Ellingham, & Hugh Gayle of Agamenticus aforesd, 
Carpenters full pouer & free Lyberty, to build Erect & sett 
vp a Corne Mill or Mills, a Saw Mill or Mills, on a place or 
Cricke CoiTianly Called Mr Gorges Cricke, with the ffalls 
thereto belonging, & alsoe all the Marsh on the North West 
side of the sd Cricke aboue the Mill, tenn Acres of vpland 
Ground, for an house Lott with free Coinanidge for thejr 
cattle, & alsoe free lyberty of Ingress Egress & regress, 
to & from the sayd Mills, with y'" teame or teames or Carts, 
for the carijng to & from the sd Mills all Tymber Boards 
& Plankes, or any other Carages as by the sd Deede refer- 
ence being there two had, & made as more at large may 



Paet II, FoL. 14, 15. 

appeare ; And w^'as the sayd Edw : Godfrey on the behalfe 
of hmi selfe & his Assotiates, by one other Deed of Gyft 
bearemg Date the fine & twenteth of June last past, before 
the date hereof, did giue grant aliene InfeofF & Confirme 
vnto the sd William Ellingham & Hugh Gayle, their heyrs 
& Assignes for euer, fiuety Acres of vpLand, with all the 
Marsh on the South East side of the sayd Cricke to begine 
South East or Southwardly from the Lower Coue &, so vp 
the Cricke, with the Coue or riverlett, w^ alewiues were 
formerly taken, which is one hundred & fiueteen poole or 
rodd, & so backe seaventy pooles or rodds as by the sd deed 
more at large may appeare/ And w^'as the sd William Elling- 
ham hath the one halfe of all the aboue granted P^misses, 
with thejr & euery of thejr appurtenances, with a saw Mill 
already Erected & bujlt y^ vpon, with all Implements thereto 
belonging, with a Corne Mill neare finished, erected or bujlt, 
with the foundation of one other saw Mill already layd, & 
also one other saw Mill to bee Erected & bujlt, all w^h 
Mills are to bee bujlt & Erected, by the sd William 
Ellingham or his Assignes before the last of July next 
Insewing the date here of, Now this Indenture witness- 
eth y* the sd William Ellingham, for & in Consideration of 
the some of two hundred & fiuety pounds of Current Money 
w^'of foure scoore pounds part thereof is to him in hand 
payd, before thensealing & delivery hereof, & the other one 
hundred & seaventy pounds is by obligation to him secured, 
to bee payd by the sayd Henery Webb his heyres, or 
Assignes, & for diverse other good causes, & Considerations 
him moueing, hath given granted barganed sould, aliend 
Enfeofid & Confirmed, And by these p'^sents, doth giue 
grant bargan sell aliene Infeoff* & Confirme vnto the sayd 
Hene ; Webb his heyres & Assignes, one third part [15] of 
all the sayd Mills, Lands, Marsh Coiiianidge, & all other the 
p^misses, with a third part of all other Mills, or bujldings 
here after to bee Erected & bujlt in & vpon the sd p^mises 
in three parts sequally to bee deuided, with all & singular 



Paet n, FoL. 15. 

the third part of all the profetts & advantages that shall at 
any tyme here after arise out of, or fro the sayd p'^mises or 
any part thereof, except & always reserved vnto the sayd 
William Ellingham his heyres & Assignes for euer out of 
the aboue granted p^'misses, his dwelling house & six acres 
of vpland to the same belonging, already set out & appoytd 
from the sd P^'misses : To haue & to hould the sd 3d part 
third part of all the aboue granted P''misses, & the sd third 
part of the sayd profetts & aduantages thereof from tyme to 
tyme, & at all tyms hereafter ariseing out of & fro the sayd 
P^misses (except before excepted) vnto the sa^^d Hene : 
Webl) his heyrs & Assignes, for euer, & to the onely proper 
vss & behoofe of the sayd Henery Webb & of his heyrs & 
Assignes for euer/ & the sayd Willi : Ellingham for him selfe 
& his heyres executors, Administrators & Assigns, & for 
ehly of them, doth Couenant promiss & grant two & with 
the sd Henery Webb, his heyrs & Assigns, y* bee the sd 
William Ellingham his heyrs executors or Assignes, or some 
of them, shall bujld vp & Erect the aforesayd Corne Mills & 
Saw Mills, & find & provide all manner of Implements to 
them belonging, So litt & Compleat them to goe & Grind, 
vpon any occasion before y^ last of July as aforesayd, so as 
three of them may bee ready to goe this fall, at the onely 
proper Costs & charges of the sayd Will : Ellingham, his 
heyres or Assignes : & alsoe the sayd William Ellingh for 
him selfe, his heyres executors & Assignes, & for euery of 
them doth Covenant promiss & grant, to & with the sayd 
Henery Wel^b his heyres & Assignes, that the sd Willia : 
Ellingham his heyres & Assign [s] or some of them shall & 
will from tyme to tyme & at all tymes hereafter shall keepe 
the sayd Corne Mills & saw Mills Constantly goeing w" there 
is Occasion for the same/ & alsoe to pay or Cause to bee 
payd vnto the sayd Henery Webb his heyrs or Assignes a 
third part of all the profetts & Aduantages, from tyme to 
tyme w4i shall bee Comeing, growing & ariseing out of the 
sd Mills, & y® other Premisses/ Togeather with a iust & true 



Part II, Fol. 15. 

Aceopt vnder his hand to bee deliverd in quarterly unto the 
sd Hene : Webb his heyres or Assignes of all the profetts & 
Advantages as aforesd, the sd Henery Webb abateing & 
deducting out of the sayd Aceopt a third part part of all 
the Costs for necessary reparations, & for y^ bringing in & 
placeing of the Tymber to the sayd Mills, & alsoe paijng or 
allowing out of the sayd Accop* vnto the sd William Elling- 
ham, his executors or Assignes, six peence for euery hundred 
of boards the sd EUingham shall saw, or so much as any other 
man will take to attend the sayd Mills ; And further the sayd 
William EUingham, for him selfe his heyrs executors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes, & for every of them doth Couenant 
promiss & grant to & with the sayd Hene : Webb his heyrs 
& Assignes, that hee y^ sayd William EUingham before then- 
sealeing & delivery hereof, is the true & rightfuU owner of 
one halfe of all the sd Premisses, & that hee hath full pouer 
& Lawfull authority, to giue grant bargan sell & Confirme, 
the sd third part of the sd P'misses, & every part & parcell 
y^of, & that the same is free & cleare & freely & Clearely 
acquitted exonered discharged of, & from all other barganes 
sayles Gyfts grants Leases Morgages, Intayles & of & from 
the sayd Towne of Agamenticus, & all other charges titles 
troubles & Incomberances w* soeuer ; And alsoe that hee the 
sayd William EUingham shall with in two years next Insew- 
ing the date hereof, deliuer him true Coppys of all other 
writeings touching or Concerneing the P'^misses, which hee 
hath or may Lawfully Come by/ And lastly It is agreed 
by & between the sayd Prtys, that If the sd Hene : Webb do 
at any tyme hereafter before the last of Aprill next Insew- 
ing, the date here of dislike of this bargan e, & giue notice 
there of vnto y® sd William EUingham either by word or 
writeing, that then the sayd William EUingham, his execu- 
tors or Assigns shall pay vnto the sayd Henery Webb the 
some of ninety pounds either in planke or boards at Current 
price in Boston, aforesd, at or before the last of July then 
next following or If in case the sd Henery Webb should 



Pakt II, FoL. 15, 16. 

desire any slitting worke which hee the sayd Willi : Elling- 
ham Cannot make ready, then the sayd William Ellingham 
shall pay vnto the sayd Henery Webb the sd Ninety pounds 
at or before the last of Octob"* : which shall [16] bee In the 
yeare of our Lord 1653 : then this P^'misses shall bee frustrate 
& voyd, any thing y in Contayned to the Contrary, In any 
wise Notwithstanding/ In witness where of the Partys first 
aboue named to these Indentures interchangeably haue set 
their Hands & scales/ Dated y^ day & first yeare aboue 
written/ 
Sealed & Delivered, William Ellingham {^^^^ 

in the P^'sence of/ 

Edw : Rawson/ 

Richd Wodde/ A true Coppy of this Instrument 

within written transcribed out of the orio'inall & there with 
Compared this 16*^ Aprill : 1680 : 
As Attests/ Edw : Rishworth ReCor : 



The End of this book 



THIRD PART. 



[1] This present writeing wittnesseth that whereas S*" 
fferdinando Gorges Knight Cap* John Mason Esq*" and their 
associats haue lands and posessions w*^ their priuiledges and 
prerogatiues at and adioyneing to the Riuer commonly called 

Pascattaquacke within the territorie of New 
Neaie Engfland — orranted vnto them by the President 

camock and Councell of the said Province And the said 

S"" fferdinando Gorges Cap* John Mason and their 
associates haueing by virtue of their said grant constituted 
and appointed Cap* Walter Neale Gouernour of the Collonies 
to be planted within their precincts I therefore the said 
Walter Neale by the aforesaid authoritie vnto me giuen and 
in consideracon of the expence and charge and Desertful 
endeavour of Cap* Thomas Cammocke Doe grant and allott 
vnto the said Thomas Cammocke that pcell of land lyeing 
vpon the east side of the aforesaid River of Pascattaqua and 
where William Hilton lately planted corne, being bounded 
on the north side w*^ a small Creeke 

knowne by the name of Cammocks Creeke And on the south 
side w*'' a small Riuolett abutting vpon the l[and] alotted 
vnto Thomas Wannerton gen?, on the w . . . 
bounded w*'' the said Eiuer of Pascatta 
on the east side to extend so farre .... 
of the Distance betwixt the said .... 
quack and the Riuer of Acamin ..... 
and to hold the aforesaid land . . . . he sa 
Thomas Cammock and his heires for ever Yeil .... 
and payeing for yearely Rent vnto the said S [""] 
fferdinando Gorges Cap* John Mason and thei [r] 
associats six shillings and eight pence Prouide [d] 



Part III, Pages 1, 2. 

alwayes that the said Thomas Cammock and h[is] 
heires shalbe subiect vnto all such lawes and orde[rs] 
as shalbe by authoritie established for the Gouerme[nt] 
of the inhabitants within the liberties of the afo[re] 
said Pattent In wittnes whereof I haue herevnt[o] 
sett my hand and seale this second of June An [no] 
Domini 1633 

Walter Neale 

This within written is a true coppie of the originall Deede 
recorded at the Grenerall Courte holden at Saco on the 20*^ 
Day of July 1642 examined by vs 

Roger Garde Record'" : Tho : Gorges Dep : Gou"" 



[2] This Indenture made the twentyeth Day of Januarie 
1636. Betweene Cap* Thomas Cammock on the one ptie 
and John Treworgy gen? on the other ptie Wittnesseth that 
whereas Cap* Walter Neale Esq'' by a Deede beareing Date 
the second of June 1633. as Agent for S*" fferdinando Gorges 
Knight Cap* John Mason and their associats Did grant vnto 
the said Cap* Thomas Cammock one pcell of land lyeing on 
the east side of the River of Pascattaquacke 
Camock buttcd and bounded as by the same Deed more 

Treworgy ^^ large appcarcth And also S"" fferdinando 

Gorges Knight and Cap* John Mason Esq** by a 
Deede of confirmation Dated the first Day of May 1634 Did 
absolutely confirme all the said p^'misses vnto the said Cap* 
Thomas Cammock his heires and assignes for euer all the 
said pcell of lands as by the said Deede more fully and 
largelie Doth and may appeare, Now know ye that Cap* 
Thomas Cammock for and in consideracon of the sume of 
twentie pounds currant English money to him in hand paid 
before the sealeing hereof, of w''^ said .... 
acknowledgeth fully satisfied and ..... 
other consideracons him therevnt . . 



Paet III, Pages 2, 3. 

ing Hath absolutely alyenated . . . . . 

and confirmed all those lands in . . he Deeds be . 
specified vnto the said John Treworgy his he . . . 

executors and assignes for ever To haue hold and peaceably 
to enioy the same as well again [st] the said Thomas Cam- 
mock by any former gran[t] or Deed Done or to be Done 
or any other pson . . psons whatsoeuer in as ample and 
full mann[er] as may be Deuised And the said Cap* 
Thorn [as] Cammock Doth couenant to and w*^^ the said 
[Jn :] Treworgy his heires and assignes to make suc[h] 
further assureance as the said John Trewor [gy] by learned 
Councell shalbe aduised vnto [at the] Coste and charges of 
the said John Tre[worgy] 

In wittnes whereof he hath here to sett his 
hand and seale 
Sealed and Deliuered Thomas Cammock/ 

in the presence of 
Samuell Mauericke 
Elyas INIauericke 

This is a true coppie of the originall Dcede 
recorded at the Generall Courte holden 
at Saco on the 20'" Day of July 1642. 
examined by vs 
Roger Garde Record"" Tho : Gorges Dep : Gou^ : 



[3] To all Christian people vnto whome this present 
writei[ng] shall cofne S'" fie rdinando Gorges Knight and 
Cap* John Mason Esq"" send greeteing. Whereas Cap* Walter 
Neale Esq"" by writeing vnder his hand and seale Made as 
Agent Deputie or Atturney for them the said S"^ flferdinando 
Gorges and Cap* Mason and their associates or ptners in the 
plantacon of New England before this time and by virtue of 
a Commission and lawfull authoritie in that behalfe granted 
vnto him the said Cap* Neale for the Disposition as well of 



Part III, Pages 3, 4. 

their lands and tenements as of other their 
Gorges psonall estate and Mannaging of their affaires in 

camock these ptes and by force of the same writeing for 

the consideracons therein specified Hath granted 
vnto Cap* Thomas Cammocke all that pcell of land lyeing 
vpon the east side of the Kiuer of Pascattaquack Where 
Witlm Hilton lately had planted some corne being bounded 
on the north side w"^ a small Creeke knowne by the name 
of Cammocks Creeke And on the south side w[ith] 
a small Riuolett abutting vpon the lands alotted vnto 
Thomas Wannerton gen?, on the west side bounded w*^ [the] 
Riuer of Pascattaquack and on the east side to exten [d] 
so farre as to the one halfe of the Distance betweene 
said Eiuer of Pascattaquack and the Riuer [o] f A 
To haue and to hold all the said pcell 
thappurfnancs vnto the said Cap* T . 
heires and assignes for euer, Yeil 
yearely rent vnto them the said S 

and Cap* Mason and their associates . . ings e . 

pence Now these pntes shall wittnes that the s . 
S"" fferdinando Gorges and Cap* Jn" Mason haueing reason 
and cause to vphold mainetaine and approve of that act and 
grant by the said Cap* Neale Don[e in] their behalfe and 
finding themselues bound in consc[ience] and equitie to 
Ratifie and establish the same for [the] better settelling of 
the inheritance of the said lands vnto the said Cap* Cam- 
mocke and his heires accord [ing] vnto the true intent and 
meaneing of Cap* Neale [by] his Deed thereof and for the 
better avoyding in f[uture] time of all question that may be 
made against t . . title of any other pson that may clayme 
vnder them the said S"" fferdinando Grorges and Cap* M[ason] 
and their associats or anie of them They the sa[id] S'' ffer- 
din[ando] Gorges and Cap* Mason haue mani[fested] [4] 
and by these pntes Doe Manifest and Declare that they haue 
and Doe by the tenor of these pntes Ratifie and confirme the 
said Deed writeing or act of the said Cap* Neale made vnto 



Part III, Pages 4, 5. 

the said Cap* Cammocke of all the said lands tenements and 
p^misses and everie pte thereof vnto him and his heires now 
in his full and peaceable possession and seisin of and in the 
p^'misses being And also granted by the said Deede of Cap* 
Neale, To the only and prop vse and behoofe of the said 
Cap* Cammocke his heires and assignes for euer vnder the 
reservacons and condicons in the Deede contayned And in as 
large ample and beneficiall manner and forme to all intents 
and purposes as if they themselues and their associats 
had bin psonally present at the Doeing thereof In Wittnes 
whereof the said S"" fferdinando Gorges and Captaine Mason 
haue herevnto sett their hands and scales Dated the first Day 
of May in the tenth yeare of the raigne of our Soueraigne 
Lord Charles by the grace of God King of England Scott- 
land ffrance and Ireland Defender of the faith &g. Anno 
Domni 1G34 
d and Deliuered iferd : Gorges 

sence of • Jhon Mason 

ton 

bury 

This . . a true coppie of the originall Deede. recorded 
at the Generall Courte holden at Saco on the 20*'' Day of 
July 1642 examined by vs 

Roger Garde Record'" Tho : Gorges Dep : Gou"" 



[5] The Coppie of a Grant from Thomas Gorges 

Esquire Dep : Gouernour of this pvince , to 

ffran : Williams Gen? and Hellen his Wife/ 

Whereas by an Indenture beareing Date the 13*'' of 

nouember 1635 w'^'' menconeth that S"" fferdinando Gorges 

Knight being interessed and rightfully intituled in and vnto 

a Prouince called Mayne in New England, by from and 

vnder his Ma*'^^ grant of all that pte and gporcon 

Gorges ^f jg^j^^^ ^ch ly^th from the River commonly 

wiiuam called Sagadahocke on the north, to the Riuer 



Part III, Pages 5, 6. 



called Pascattaquacke on the south, And whereas the 
said S"^ fferdinando Gorges for Diners consideracons him 
therevnto especially moueing Did for himselfe his heires and 
assignes giue, grant, alien, and sett ouer vnto ffrancis Wil- 
liams genl and Hellen his wife their heires and assignes a 
gporcon of six thousand acres of land in any pte of the 
gvince of Mayne aforesaid not as yet planted or granted to 
others, and that the same should be vpon Demand sett out 
by the said S'' fferdinando Gorges, or some pson by the said 
S^ fferdinando Gorges or his heires or assignes to be for that 
purpose assigned and appointed w*[^] a pviso, that the said 
ffrancis Williams and Hellen his wife should repaire towards 
and vnto the said pte and pvince of the said S'' fferdinando 
Gorges in the said New England afore specified w*^ his 
wife and family consistin . . . twelue or ten psons at the 
least, and should with . . . . . . 

convenient time after his arriueall there 
pporcon of six thousand acres in such pla . 
lands w^^^ were not at his arriueall the 
vp by others, and also . should pay the yearely Rent . 
twelue pounds and ten shillings for his said six thousand ac . . 
from the time of the setting Downe and improueing of . . 
said land by the said ffrancis and Hellen, his wife thei 
heires and assignes in that place. And whereas the said f . . . 
Williams and Hellen his wife Did according to his couenan 
come ouer w*^ eleaven psons in his family within the t . . 
limitted, and Did make choice of six thousand acres w . . 
the pvince aforesaid not then planted or granted to ot . . . 
and Demanded of M"* Bradbury who was then Deputed . . 
Agent for S^ fferdinando to bound and limitt out the six 
thousand acres according to the grant vnder S'" fferdin 
hand and scale, w^^ the said ffrancis then shewed h 
yet notwithstanding the said M"^ Bradbury refused t 
out the land w^^ before the said ffrancis had el 
contrary to the couenant and grant made by S 
[0] vnto the said ffrancis, and did after sell for the lucre of 



Part III, Page 6. 

a certaine sume of money the very same land w°^ the said 
ffrancis had first made choice of and taken posession before 
wittnes vnto M'^ firancis Champnowne who doth hold and 
enioy the said land at this p^'sent, by w'^^' breach of couenant 
by S'" fferdinando his agent on their pte, the said ffrancis 
Williams was disabled to pforme the rest of the condicons on 
his pte/ And whereas S'" flerdinando Gorges Knight by his 
letters of atturney beareing Date the Ano : Dom : 

hath giuen full power and authority to M^ Thomas Gorges 
Esquire freely to giue, grant, lett, sett out and Dispose any 
pte or pporcon of land lyeing in the pvince of Mayne w''^' as 
yet is not granted or planted to others, Now this present 
writeing wittnesseth that the said M'" Thomas Gorges for the 
causes and consideracons abouesaid Doth fully, clearly abso- 
lutely and freely, giue, grant, alien, assigne, and sett ouer 
vnto the said fi'rancis Williams and Hellen his wife their 
heires executors, administrators and assignes all that pte and 
pporcon of land w"^'' lyeth on the northeast side of the Riuer 
Pascattaquack ouer against Tompsons pointe, w^*" is bounded 
w^^ the most northerly brooke or creeke commonly called 
the blacke creeke, next adioyneing to Sagamor Runacwitts 
old planting ground on the north, and from thence alongst 
the said Riuer to run Downe towards the harbours mouth 
vnto a creeke or coue next adiacent Amiciskeg point so 
called by the natiues on the south, containeing in length 
vpon the said Riuer aboute halfe a mile more or lesse, as 

likewise from tweene the said northerly creeke 

and Amiciskeg point . . eth from the said Riuer right 

vp into the maine land . ontaines and amounts vnto 
the pporcon of a thousand acres of land, guided that if within 
or next adioyninge to this thousand acres tkere happens not 
vpon better view, one hundred acres of Marsh land, that 
then the said ffrancis and Hellen his wife their heires and 
assignes shall posesse and enioy one hundred acres of Marsh 
within the compasse of three miles of any pte of the pporcon 
afore mencond, and then the pporcon of a thousand acres to 



Part III, Pages 6, 7. 

extend from the Creeke and Amiciskeg poynt is to amount 
vnto but nine hundred acres of land, as also to haue free 
egresse and regresse for a carte vnto the said Marsh without 
molestacon of any man. To haue and to hold, occupy and 
enioy to him the said ffrancis Williams and Hellen his wife 
their heires and assignes for euer To be holden of the said S'^ 
flferdinando Gorges as of his Honour, Mannour, Lordshipp, 
or house within the said Prouince of Mayne commonly 
knowne by the name of Poynt christian, in common and 
firee soccage and not in Capite or knights seruice, paying 
therefore the yearely quitt [7] Kent of two shillings p annii 
for euery hundred acres that shalbe made vse of for all ser- 
uices and Demands, together with [all] imunities, priui- 
ledges. Royalties, ffranchises, mines, and such other bene- 
fitts and emoluments whatsoeuer w^^ shalbe, or arise within 
the said circuitt or peece of one thousand acres, except the 
power of Judicature concerneing matters criminall, civill, 
and Maritime, in as full and ample manner as the same now 
is or hereafter shalbe granted or passed to him the said S"* 
fferdinando his heires or assignes And lastly the 
Gorges forcmencond M^' Thomas Gorges by virtue of 

To 

Williams ^^^ Said letters of atturney and Commission to 

him granted Doth bind and firmely tye the fore- 
said S"^ fferdinando Gorges his heires executors and assignes, 
shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter 
within the space of seauen yeares next ensueing the Date 
hereof, vpon euery reasonable request, and at the costs and 
charges of the law of the said ifrancis Williams and Hellen 
his wife their heires executors and assignes, as by the said 
ffrancis Williams and Hellen his wife their heires and 
assignes, or their learned counsell in the law, shalbe reason- 
ably aduised, Deuised or required, be it by fine fieofiment. 
Deed inroUed, release or otherwise, Prouided allwayes that 
if this pporcon of a thousand acres of land granted to the 
said ffrancis as aforesaid be claymed and recouered, and the 
said ffrancis and Hellen their heires and assignes be Dis- 



Pakt rri, Pages 7, 8. 

posessed by any other lawful! title belonging to any of the 
other Pattentees their heires or assignes or any others, or 

vpon a Devision heretofore or he agreed vpon by 

and between them That Indenture beareing 

Date the 13^^ Day of no of the Grant from 

S^ fferdinando of six acres . . land vnto the 

said ffrancis shall still stand and remaine in force and virtue, 
as if this present writeing had neuer b . . . made In witnes 
whereof/ 

Vera Copia I am willing that IVP ffrancis Willi . . . 

Roger Garde Recorder : shall enjoy the power that S"" ffer . . 

nando Gorges hath in the p^'misse . 
Tho : Gorges Dep. GoGlnou[r] 
Saco : 

MemoranSl this Deede was published at a Courte holden h . . . 
the 13*^ of August 1644. and by vs ordered to be recorded . . 
further confirmacon we haue herevnto sett our hands/ 

Rich : Vines Dep. Cane : 
Henry Joselin 
Richard Bonython 
Roger Garde. > Assist . 

Nic : Shapleigh 
ffrancis Robinson. 



[8] Know all men whom these may Concern that I haue 
giuen a gmise to m''Cole about 12 mo*^ since that hee should 
peaceably inioye y* little tract of land lying betwen his owne 
feild and the feild of Stephen Batson w^^ pmise of mine by 
these p'^sents I Doe confirme & Ratifie Witnesse my hand 
this 20^^ of Sep'- 1642 

Tho Gorges Dep : Gou'" 
Recorded at wells Courte the 29th of June 1647 

[p me Basill Parker Re : Cor : 



Part III, Page 9. 

[9] This Indentuer maid the 7*^ June 1647 betweene 
Maior Robert Sedgwik of Charles towne one the one pty & 
iif John Treworgey of Pascattowaie m^chant one the other 
pty witneseth that the sd John Treworgey for & in Consider- 
ation of diners goods & somes of mony soundly Receued by 
the sd Jo. Treworgey of the sd maijor Robert Sedgw ... as 
by bookes of Acco & other waies douth & may appere for 
w'^^ hee the sd maior Rober Sedgwik was to haue Reed fish 
heere att lies Sholes att this p^sent & in regard the same 
Cannot bee pformed & other Causes me ther vnto mouing I 
the sd John Treworgey doe heerby Alien Bargen assinge sell 
& set ouer vnto the sd maijor Rober Sedgwik his heyers exe 
administrators & assinges tow dwelling houses, one store 
house w**^ the staiges stage Roume sault & saultt Roumes 
flakes & all the ground ther vnto belonging w*^ houshould 
stufe & Implem[ents] ther vnto Apptaying as allsoe 7 shal- 
lopes w"^ sayl . . mastes owers, kellikes, Grappells Roads & 

all thinges ther vnto them apptaying and Keac[h] 

pinise now in Pascattowaie some times belon .... vnto this 

place a fishing w*^ all & furnituer w*^^ all 

puitions & Imp .... ent now remaying of the last season 
& puided for this next season following according to a seduell 
to bee w*^ all my tytell Right Interst or possetion Remayne 
vnto the onely vse & behoufe of the sd Robert Sedgwik his 
heyres excec or assinges vnto such sumes of mony as I the 
sd John Trewo[rgey] doe stand Ingaged & ame Indebted 
vnto him the .... In witnes I haue heerto set my hand & 
s[eale] the day aboue wrighten 
Sealed Singed & possetion Dd by the house 

& an lorn pote in pt of the hole 

[in presence] of vs Ed : Godfrey 

,[& recorded this 29 Jun]e in wells Court 164 [7] 

p Ed ; Godf . . . 



Part III, Page 9. 

this Deed of Indentuer maid this 23*^ June Anno [1647] 
betwene Edw : Smale one the one pty & Antipas Mauerik 
one the other pty witneseth that Edw : Smale for & in Con- 
sidderation of the sume of forty hue pounds or the valine 
ther of Rd by me the sd Ed Smale att or before the Inseal- 
ing heerof doe allinat sell Infeoft & Confyrme from me my 
heyres exc & assinges for euer all that my dweling house 
feeld Inclosed w"' all the appurtnces ther to belonging & 
appertaying as allsoe all that tract pcell & portion of land 
assinged me by nV Tho Gorges deputy Gou) for the puince of 
mayne as by his Deed bearing date the 28th July 1643 being 
one hundered ackers lying betwen the tow Creekes w*^ all 
p^ueleges & amynuite, therto belonging or any waies apper- 
taying vnto the sd Antipas & his heyres for euer Discharg- 
ing & exonorating him from any forfi bargen sayle or 
mgaidge as alsoe any dues, Rentes, arrerige, or saruices 
to the Lord or Lords of the fee ther of from the fyr[st] 

tion thereof tell the feast of St Miche[l] last 

passed in witnes I haue heerto put my hand & scale 23 June 
1647 

Sealed & Dd in p'^sence of vs w*^ like Edward Smale 

wise possetion seisin of house & Ground 
Jo. Treworgey : Nathaniell Mauerike 
Recorded by me Edw : Godfrey this 10*^ August 1647 



INDEX. 



INDEX OF 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrument. 



1655, Jan. 16 
1655, Mar. 22 

1648, Mar. 21 

1655, Oct. 15 
1663, July 10 

1655, Sept. 25 

1662, Oct. 18 
1646, Nov. 26 
1662, Sept. 20 

1660, July 2 

1662, May 17 



1655, Dec. 11 



1664, May 7 



1661, Aug. 6 



Allcocke, John 



Allcocke, John 



Andrews, John et ux. 

Angiee, John 

Aechar, Thomas 

AusTiNE, Matthew, see 
Arthur Bragdon 

AusTiNE, Samuel 

AuSTiNE, Samuel 
Baenaed, Bartholomew 
Batson, Stephen 

Balie, Jonas 

Balt, John 
Ball, Richard 

Bankes, Richard 

Barefoote, Walter 

Battine, William, see 
George Phippenny 



Abraham Preble 
Thomas Moulton 



Daniel Paulle 
Barthol. Smyth 

Roger Playstead 

Wm. Scadlocke 



Fran. Littlefield, 
senior 

Daniel Epps 

Robert Knight 

Peter Oliver 

Ambrose Boden, 
junior, 

Michael Endell 

Bryan Pendleton 

Thomas Clarke 

SylvesterHarbert 



Deed 
Deed 

Deed 

Bill 
Assignment 

Indenture 

Deed 
Deed 
Deed 



i 



Deposition 

Deed 
Deed 

Deed 

Deed 



GRANTORS 



Folio. 


Description. 


I. 


124 


20 acres upland at Cape ISTeddick beach, York. 




63 


70 acres of upland adjoining Arthur Bragdon, and 10 acres 
meadow in York, partly bought of John Parker and partly- 
allotted by the town. 


I- 


3 


Dwelling house and land in Kittery^ adjoining John Sim- 
raonds. 




59 


To pay £42. 


I- 


148 


Of indenture of service of Nicholas Frost. 




149 


House and lot, 100 acres upland and other lands in Wells, 


I. 


127 


200 acres upland and 15 acres marsh in Wells. 




30 


House and land, 50 acres upland,4 acres marsh,at Agamenticus, 


I- 


159 


300 acres of land in Cape Porpoise, with house and stage 
upon Stage island and other property. 


I- 


99 


Testimony as to Trelawny's ownership of land at SpurwinJc 
conveyed to Boden by Robert Jordan. 


I- 


124 


House and appurtenances at Isles of Shoals. 


I- 


58 


Long or Smyth's island in Cape Porpoise and 100 acres on 
the main land. 


I- 


151 


20 acres in York, near Mr. Hooke's farm and adjoining 
Alexander Maxwell. 




116 


House and 30 acres land [at Piscataqua'] adjoining George 
Palmer. 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


16f|, Mar. 11 


Beex & Company, by 
William Hathorne, at- 
torney for their agent, 
John Jeffard 


William Phillips 


Deed 


1664, Nov. 


Beex & Company, by 
Edward Rishworth, 
agent 


All persons 


Caution 


1653, Sept. 8 


Berkley, Wm., estate of 


Henry Berkley 


Copy 


1662, June 21 


Billing, John 

Billing, John, see 
John Lander 


Eliz. Thomasse 


Bill of sale 


1654, Jan. 8 


BoAD, Henry 


Ann Boad 


Will 


1655, June 12 


Bode, Henry et ux. 


Harla. Symonds 
Wm. Symonds 


Deed 


1647, July 14 


BoNiTHON, Richard 


Robert Child 


Deed 


1662, Sept. 11 


Booth, Robert 


Francis Little- 
field, senior 


Deposition 


[No date] 


[Booth, Robert] 


Francis Little- 
field, senior 


Deposition 


1661, Aug. 8 


Booth, Thomas 


Antipas Maver- 
icke 


Mortgage 


1660, June 18 


Bouden, John 

Bragdon, Arthur, see 
Robert Knight 


Ambrose Boden 


Deposition 


1665, June 5 


Bragdon, Arthur, senior, 
and Matthew Austine 

Bragenton, Arthur, see 
George Puddington 


John Lame 


Deposition 


1652, Dec. 31 


Brooks, Thomas, alias 
Basil Parker, estate of 


Richard Leader 


Deed 


1659, July 4 


Brotjghton, Thomas 


Thomas Clarke 


Deed 



Index of Grantoes. 



Folio. 


Description. 


I. 82 


All that tract of land [at Saco'] described in a patent granted 
by the Earl of Warwick and others to Richard Vines, Feb. 
20, 1629. 


1.139 


Against the recording of a conveyance of land in Casco Bay^ 
by John Phillips to George Munjoy, said land having been 
mortgaged and sold to Beex & Co., by Richard Tucker. 


I. 89 


Certified copy of letters of administration of the estate of 
William Berkley of London, England. 


I. 121 


Life interest in personal property and marsh land at Brave- 
boat Harbor, Kittery. 


1.61 


Bequeathing all lands and goods to his wife. 


1.84 


House and lands in Wells, with certain reservations and con- 
ditions. 


1.40 


100 acres of land on northeast side of Saco Eiver. 


I. 150 


Testimony concerning 2 acres of marsh [in Wells'] given to 
Francis Littlefield, senior. 


1.150 


Testimony to conveyance to [F'rancis] brother of John Lit- 
tlefield. 


1.117 


House and land [in Kittery. ~\ 


I. 99 


Testimony to Trelawny's ownership of land at Spurwink 
conveyed to Ambrose by Robert Jordan. 



I. 163 



L 30 

L98 



Testimony as to a tract of land [in York,'] sold by John 
Davis to John Lame [Lamb]. 



House and lot, and 10 acres marsh [in Kittery.] 



Land in Kittery, on the Piscataqua river between Frank's 
fort and Darby's fort. 



Index of Grantoes. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrament. 



1646, Mar. 9 
1664, May 2 

1660, Dec. 14 

1661, Mar. 10 

1650, July 8 
1660, Feb. 12 
1663, Dec. 17 
1636, Jan. 20 

1659, Sept. 30 

1660, May 10 

1663, Aug. 26 



1649, Oct. 18 



1648, Dec. 14 



BuLGAR, Richard 
Bully, Nicholas 
BuEGESSE, Richard 

BuRGESSE, Richard 

Bush, John 
Bush, John et ux. 
Bush, John et ux. 
Cammock, Thomas 



Campion [Champion], 
Elizabeth 

Cape Porpoise and 
Wells, commission- , 
ers of 

Cape Porpoise, town of 



Chabinocke, Thomas, 
sagamore of Wells 



Champernowne, Francis 



Henry Walton Deed 
Bryan Pendleton Mortgage 
Edw. Rishworth Deed 

John Pearse Deed 

Richard Moore Deed 



Harlakenden Sy- Deed 
monds 

Bryan Pendleton Deed 



John Treworgy Deed 

Francis Cham- Power of 
pernowne attorney 

Town of Wells Survey 
Town of Cape 
Porpoise 

Morgan Howell Grants 
John Bush 
John Sanders 
Griff. Mountegue 
Peter Turbutt 
Wm. Kindall 
Thomas Mussell 
John Cirmihill 

John Wadleigh Devise 



Paul White 



Deed 



Index of Grantors. 



Folio. 

1.33 
1.161 
I. 100 

I. 117 

I. 37 
1.42 

1.108 
1.145 
III. 2 
1.103 
I. 87 

1.145 



I. 128 



Description. 



House and lands in Agamenticus. 

House and fishing privileges on Gibbines island, Saco. 

House and land in YorJc, adjoining old William Dixon's lot 
near the water side. 



40 acres of land on the southwest side of York river, con- 
veyed to Burgesse by Edward Godfrey. 



Quitclaim of right and interest in 400 acres at Cape Por- 
poise^ conveyed to Bush by George Cleeve, agent for Rigby. 

One third part of the tract purchased of Sosowen [see Flew- 
ellen] adjoining Gape Porpoise. 

100 acres upland, 10 acres salt marsh, on Batson's river, or 
the Little river, at Cape Porpoise. 

Of the tract on the east side of the river Piscataqua, granted 
to Cammock by the Laconia Company. 

To collect the estate of Robert Champion, deceased. 



Agreeing that Kennebunk river shall be the dividing line 
between the towns. Approved by the General Court of 
Massachusetts. 

Upland and marsh to be measured out and divided between 
the grantees. 



All the sagamore's lands " called by the name of Namps- 
coscocke, bounding betweene ISToguncoth &, Kenebunke " 
[Ogunquit and Kennebunk rivers] and up as high as Cape 
Porpoise falls. 

One half of Champernowne's Island ; also one half of house 
and 500 acres on the main land [in Kittery'] over against 
said island, except 100 acres to John Peirce. 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1658, Nov. 16 


Champbrnowne, Francis 


Walter Barefoote 


Deed 


1657, May 21 


Chanceller, James 


Walter Barefoote 


Assignment 


1657, June 3 


Chanceller, James 


Walter Barefoote 


Assignment 


1662, Oct. 18 


Cheater, John 


Daniel Epps 


Deed 


1647, July 14 


Child, Robert 


Rich. Bonighton 

Rich. Comeman 

[Gumming] 


Deed 


1653, Oct. 19 


Clarke, Thomas 


Town of York 


Agreement 


1641, June 28 


Cleeve, George 


John Winter 


Arbitration 
and award 


1651, July 17 


Gleeve, George 


Thomas Ellbridge 


Bond 


1657, June 26 


Cleeve, George 


John Lewis 


Deed 


1657, Aug. 10 


Cleeve, George 


John Phillips 


Deed 


1657, Nov. 20 


Cleeve, George 


George Lewis 


Deed 


1658, Mar. 25 


Cleeve, George 


Humphrey Dur- 
rum [Durham] 


Deed 


1658, Mar. 25 


Cleeve, George 


Thomas Skillings 


Deed 


1658, Mar. 25 


Cleeve, George 


George Ingersoll 


Deed 


1658, Mar. 25 


Cleeve, George 


Phineas Rider 


Deed 


1658, May 3 


Cleeve, George 


John Phillips 


Deed 


1658, July 18 


Cleeve, George 


Richard Tucker 


Deed 


1659, Sept. 26 


Cleeve, George et ux. 


Joiin Phillips 


Deed 



Index of Gkantors. 



Description. 



500 acres on the *east side of Piscataqua river with Capt 
Champernowne's lower house, and one half of grant of tim- 
ber by the town of Kittery. 

Of wages for service in the State's navy. 

Of wages for service in the State's navy. 

5 acres of marsh on Cape Porpoise river in Wells. 

100 acres of upland with marsh, between Saco river and 
Thomas Williams's house, at or near Winter Harbor. 

To maintain a corn mill for the town's use. 

House and land at Spurwink to Winter and £60 damages 
to Cleeve. 

To pay £10 in merchandable pork yearly, during the lives of 
Cleeve and his wife Joan. 

100 acres at Casco Hay^ adjoining his father, George Lewis. 

50 acres in Casco J^ai/^on the southwest side of Presumpscot 
river at the lower falls. 

50 acres at Fall Cove and adjoining John Lewis in Casco 
Bay, together with 10 acres marsh. 

50 acres at Back Cove in Casco Bay. 



55 acres at Back Cove in Casco Bay. 

55 acres at Back Cove in Casco Bay. . 

55 acres at Back Cove in Casco Bay. 

50 acres of land in Casco Bay on the river Presumpscot, 
adjoining the dwelling house of Phillips, together with the 
said water course and the privilege of timber for mills. 

1000 acres near Casco Bay., granted by Edward Rigby, Feb. 
iiO, 1652. 

Tract of land in Falmouth with dwelling house occupied 
by grantor. 



10 



Index of Grantoes. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1660, May 31 


Cleeve, George et ux. 


Hope Allen 


Deed 


1646, April 6 


Cleeve, George, and 
Richard Tucker 


John Moses 


Deed 


1658, July 16 


Cleeve, George, and 
Henry Watts 


Robert Jordan, 
executor 


Deposition 


1658, July 16 


Cleeve, George, and 
Henry Watts 


Robert Jordan, 
executor 


Deposition 


1659, Sept. 30 


Clifton Borough, Dart- 
mouth, mayor and in- 
habitants of 


Eliz. Champion 


Certificate 


1648, June 24 


CoNLET, Abraham 


Thomas Jones 


Deed 


1650, April 8 


Conley, Abraham 


John Hord 


Agreement 


1659, July 5 


CooKE, Peyton, and 
Nathaniel VVallis 


Francis Smale 
[Small] 


Deposition 


1629, Feb. 12 


COUN-CTL FOR NeW 

England 


John Ouldham 
Richard Vines 


Patent 


1653, Sept. 23 


Cradocke, Matthew, 
estate of 


Thomas Williams 


Receipt 


1653, Oct. 19 


Cradocke, Matthew, 
estate of, by Abraham 
Shurt, agent. 


Thomas Williams 


Agreement 


1647, Sept. 21 


Crockett, Thomas 


Robert Men dam 


Agreement 


1650, April 12 


Crosse, John 


Edw'dRishworth 


Indenture 


1658, July 25 


CuTT, John and Richard 


Robert Cutt 


Deed 


1658, July 25 


CuTT, John and Richard 


Robert Cutt 


Deed 



Index of Grantoes. 



11 



Folio. 



Description. 



J. 120 400 acres upland and meadow on Casco river adjoining Ann 
Mitton and James Andrews. 

I. 109 100 acres in Casco Bay^ adjoining George Lewis. 



I. 70 Certifying Jordan's claim as executor of the will of John 
I. 72 Winter, against the estate of Robert Trelawny. 

I. 73 Testimony as to the order of the General Assembly of Ly- 
gonia, Dec. 18, 1648, authorizing Jordan to convert to his 
own use all of Robert Trelawny's estate within the province. 

I. 102 As to descent of Robert Champion's property. 



I. 3 House and field enclosed, in Klitery^ adjoining Wm. Everett. 
I. 7 For a right of way in Kilterg. 

I. 83 Testimony to sale of Capisic and Aramoncongan [in Fal- 
mout/i] by Scitterygussett. 

II. 7 All that part of the main land in ISTew England called by the 
name of Sioackadock^ b'^"S between Cape Elizabeth and 
Cape Porpoise, four miles in breadth along the sea shore, 
and eight miles up into the main land. 

I. 41 Of all debts and demands. 



I. 41 To see a certain bill cancelled, relating to the settlement of 
the estate, and signed by Robert Jordan and Thomas 
Bredon. 

I. 12 To give possession of house and four acres at Piscataqua^ 
purchased of William Wormwood. 

I. 66 Binding his son John to service for eleven years. 

I. 162 Land in Kittery between Crooked Lane and Spruce Creek, 
conveyed by Richard Leader. 

I. 162 Land bought of Richard Leader, that was given him by the 
selectmen of Kittery, between Crooked Lane and Spruce 
Creek, and land given to said John and Richard in the 
first grant. 



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Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1649, Sept. 15 


CuTTS, Richard 


Daniel Paulle 


Deed 


1658, Dec. 29 


Davesse, John 


John Winter 


Deposition 


16f ^, Mar. 15 


Davesse, John et ux. 


John Gard 


Deed 


16f ^, Mar. 15 


Davesse, John et ux. 


John Gard 


Deed 


1650, June 24 


DixsoN, William 


Rice Cadogan 


Deed 


1650, June 24 


DixsoN, William 


Samson Anger 
[Angier] 


Deed 


1650, Oct. 30 


DixsoN, William 


Rice Cadogan 


Deed 


1651, April 30 


DoD, George 


Humphrey Chad- 
borne 


Discharge 


1664, Dec. 6 


DoNELL, Henry. 

Eaele, Thomas, see 
Robert Yates 


Bryan Pendleton 


Mortgage 


1660, Oct. 3 


Edgcome, Nicholas et ux. 


Chris. Collines 


Deed 


1662, April 23 


Edge, Robert 

Elkine, Christopher, sr., 
see John Lyby. 


Peter Twisden 


Deed 


1651, Oct. 30 


Ellingham, William 


Thos. Broughton 


Deed 


1651, Feb. 27 


Ellingham, William 


Thos. Broughton 


Deed 



Index of Grantors. 



13 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. 11 

I. 86 

I. 119 

I. 119 

I. 10 
I. 10 
I. 10 
1.24 
I. 160 

I. Ill 
I. 122 

I. 17 
1. 17 



House and land on Kittery side of Piscataqua river, conveyed 
to Cutts by Stephen Samborne. 



Testimony as to a copy of the record of an arbitration and 
award between George Cleeve and John Winter, June 28, 
1641. 



Quitclaim of mortgage of Roger Garde's lands north of Aga- 
menticus river in York. 



Quitclaim of mortgage of Roger Garde's land south of Aga- 
menticus river in York. 



4 acres of " earable land " at Agamenticus adjoining John AU- 

cocke. 

1 acre enclosed, adjoining Rice Cadogan at Agamenticus. 



Land northeast of and same breadth as grantor's conveyance 
to Cadogan, June 24, 1650. 

Of all debts and demands. 



Houses and land, fish houses, etc., in York^ and fish houses, 
etc., at JewelVs island. 



22 acres of upland and three parcels of marsli in Scarbo- 
rough. 

3 acres of meadow in York on the south side of York river. 



4 acres of land, and dwelling house near Sturgeon creek in 
Kittery. 

40 acres on the other side of Sturgeon creek [in Kittery"] 
over against land in the possession of Broughton, being a 
former grant to EUingham from the townsmen of Kittery. 



14 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrument. 



1652, Sept. 6 

1663, Dec. 7 
1651, Oct. 15 
1651, Dec. 10 
1655, Jan. 9 

1657, May 13 

1660, Mar. 22 

1661, May 9 

1660, Feb. 19 

1661, June 21 

1664, July 2 

1664, July 2 
16f I, Mar. 5 

1662, Mar. 24 



Ellingham, William 



Ellingham, William 



Ellingham, William, and 
Hugh Gayle 

Ellingham, William, and 
Hugh Gayle 

EviNES, Simon, Capt. 



Firmass, Benjamin, Capt. 
Flansall, Roland 
Fletton, Robert 



Flewellen, son of the 
saofamore Sosowen 



FoEDE, Stephen 



Foxwell [Foxell], Rich- 
ard and John. 



Foxwell [Foxell], Rich- 
ard and John 



Fbost, Charles 



Fkost, Nicholas 



Gale, see Gayle 



Henry Webb 



Deed 



Thomas Booth Receipt 



Thos. Broughton 

Thos. Broughton 

Robert Grennill 
[Greenill] 

James Chanceller 

W alter Barefoote 

[Sylvester] Her- 
bert- 
John Sanders, sr. 
John Bush 
Peter Turbutt 

Richard Endell 
George Foxwell 



George Foxwell 



Nicholas Frost 



Thos. Orchard 
[Archar] 



Deed 

Release 

Certificate 

Certificate 
Deposition 
Letter 



Confirma- 
tion 



Bill of sale 



Bill of sale 



Bond 



Bond 



Indenture 



Index of Grantoks. 



15 



Folio. 



Description. 



II. 14 





159 




15 




17 




60 




60 




104 




116 



I. 107 

1.109 
I. 152 

I. 153 

I. 156 

I. 148 



One-third part of mills, erected and to be erected on Gorg^es 
creek in Agamenticus, with lands, privileges and profits 
thereto appertaining^, exce|)t EUinghani's dwelling and 
house lot, with condition that Webb, at his option, may 
recover his consideration in plank or boards. 

For a negro boy named Mingoe, and a sorrel horse valued at 
£60. 

One-half part of a saw mill on Sturgeon creek in Kittery^ 
with logs and lumber. 

All title and interest in any timber belonging to Sturgeon 
creek swamp. 

For service in the State's navy. 

For service in the State's navy. 

Testimony as to execution of bond by Edward Hayes. 

Ivelating to a leg icy left by Mrs. Ramsey to her grandchild, 
Herbert's daughter. 

Of sale by Sosowen to same parties of a tract above Wells 
and Cajje Porpoise^ between Cape Porpoise river and a 
line four miles west of Saco river. 

One shallop, cable, anchor, flakes, etc., and a house at the 
Isles of iShoals. 

One-half of ])lantation of 500 acres on the western side of 
Black Point river [in Scarborough'], 300 acres in Bonithon's 
patent, and one-half of the stock of cattle on the premises. 

To warrant title of premises described above. 



To pay to Nicholas Frost as his guardian 6 per cent annually 
on his personal estate, during minority ; and to deliver the 
entire estate when he is of age. 



Of service for the term of five years. 



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Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1663, July 6 


Gale, John 


Robert Yates and 
others, owners 
of acargoof fisli 


Deposition 


1645, Jan. 24 


Garde, Roger, estate of, 
by Richard Vines, 
steward general 


Geo. Puddington 


Mortgage 


1645, Jan. 24 


Garde, Roger, estate of, 
by Hichard Vines, 
steward general 


Geo. Puddington 


Mortgage 


1643, May 31 


Gaurde [Garde], Roger, 
and Edward Godfrey 

Gayle, Hugh, see 
William Ellingham 


Nicholas Frost 


Deposition 


1653, Oct. 19 


Gayle, Hugh 


Thomas Clarke 


Deed 


1653, Oct. 19 


Gayle, Hugh 


Edw. Rishworth 


Deed 


1659, June 27 


GiLLES, [Gyles] Matthew 


John Baley 


Deed 


1663, June 13 


Glydd, John 


Fran. Littlefield, 
senior 


Indenture 


1659, Nov. 15 


Godfrey, Ann 

Godfrey, Edward, see 
Roger Gaurde and 
William Hooke 


Henry Donell 
Samson Angier 


Deed 


1648, Jan. 20 


Godfrey, Edward 


Oliver Godfrey 
et ux. 


Deed 


1650, Feb. 16 


Godfrey, Edward 


Thomas Waye 


Deed 


1651, Nov. 13 


Godfrey, Edward 


Edw. Wanton 


Deed 



Index of Grantors. 



17 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. 136 



I. 119 



I. 119 



1.16 



I. 35 
I. 35 



I. 86 
I. 124 

I. 148 



I. 88 



I. 4 



1.13 



I. 64 
11.13 



Testimony as to execution of letter of advice to himself. 



Tracts in Agamenticus, north of the river of Agamenticus. 



Tract in Agameiiticiis conveyed by Sir Ferdinando Gorges, 
south of the river. 



Testimony as to conveyance of 5 acres of marsh by Alexan- 
der Shapleigh to Frost. 



One quarter of mills on Gorges creek [in York'] and of lands, 
timber and other appurtenances. 

One quarter of mills and appurtenances on Gorges creek, being 
the remainder of grantor's interest. 

House and appurtenances on the Isles of Shoals. 



Of apprenticeship for eight years. 



Neck of land in York near the mouth of the harbor on the 
south side of the river. 



Tract of land called Point Bollogue, on the north side of 
Agamenticus river, 200 acres on the south side of the 
river, houses and third part of land in common on Stage 
island, and one third of the last dividend at the river head 
commonly called the Neck, all at Agamenticus. 

12 acres [at AgameJiticus'] on the south side of the river of 
Cape Neddick ; abutting northeast on Sylvester Stover, 
east on the sea, and southward toward Cape Neddick. 

10 acres [at Agamenticus'] on the south side of Cape Neddick 
river, and 20 acres on the north side adjoining Peter Weare. 



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Index of Grantoks. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1651, Nov. 13 


GoDFEET, Edward 


Rob. Heatherstill 


Deed 


1652, June 7 


Godfrey, Edward 


VVm. Ellingham 
Hugh Gayle 


Bond 


1652, June 25 


Godfrey, Edward 


Wm. Ellingham 
Hugh Gayle 


Deed 


1654, July 7 


Godfrey, Edward 


Rich. Burgesse 


Deed 


1654, July 7 


Godfrey, Edward 


Henry Norton 


Deed 


1655, Aprils 


GoDSUNN, William, Capt. 
GoocH, see Gouch 


Jas. Chanceller 


Certificate 


1635, Mar. 30 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Richard Vines, agt. 


Arthur Mack- 
worth. 


Grant 


1636, May 5 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Bradbury, 
agent. 


John Treworgy 


Lease 


1636, Jan. 27 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando 


George Cleeve 
Richard Tucker 


Lease 


1637, Dec. 28 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by George Cleeve, agt. 


Michael Mitton 


Lease 


1639, Mar. 25 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Richard Vines, agt. 


Roger Garde 


Deed 


1639, April 1 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Richard Vines, vice 
chancello'r and steward 
general 


John Wadlowe 
[Wadleigh] 


License 


1641, May 20 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 


Robert Beedle 


Grant 



Index of Ctrantoes. 



19 



Folio. 



Description. 



11. 13 

1.20 

1.19 
I. 117 

I. 125 
1.61 

II. 1 
I. 11 



I. 95 

II. 4 



I. 140 



I. 119 



11.11 



11.11 



A parcel of land on the north side of Agamenticus^ adjoin- 
ing Edward Johnson, Nicholas Bond, and John Parker. 

To warrant and maintain their privilege of constructing mills 
in Agamenticus, and a grant of upland and marsh for their 
accommodation in this undertaking. 

50 acres of upland, with all the marsh on the southeast side 
of Gorges creek in Agamenticus. 

40 acres of upland in York, on the southwest side of the 
parting of the river of York. 

40 acres of land on the southwest side of the parting of the 
river of York, adjoining Wm. Moore and Philip Adams. 

As to service in the State's navy. 



500 acres on the northeast side of Presumpscot river, and a 
small island over against his house in Casco. 

500 acres bordering on the northeast side of Piscataqua 
river, adjoining Philip Swadden's wigwam. 



Lands [in Casco^ beginning at the furthermost point of a 
neck of land called Machigonne and so along the same 
west to the first fall of a little river issuing out of a small 
pond and from thence over land to the first falls of Pre- 
sumpscot, the whole to be 1500 acres or thereabout ; also 
an island adjacent to the said premises, called Hog island, 

Pond or Michael's Island in Casco Bay. 



50 acres at Agamenticus^ on the south side of the river. 



To plant and inhabit a sufficient lot of land on YeapsJcessett 
river. 



Lot [in Piscataqua'] between George Rogers and John Simons. 



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Index of*Grantoks. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grautee. 



Instrument. 



1641, Mar. 4 



GoKGES, Sir Ferdinando 



Thomas Gorges 



Grant 



1642, Aug. 3 

1642, Sept. 20 

1643, Mar. 27 

1643, April 9 
1643, April 17 
1643, July 14 
1643, July 14 
1643, July 14 
1643, July 14 
1643, July 18 



Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 



Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges^ 
deputy governor 

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 

Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 



Michael Mitton 



Mr. Cole 



William Ryall 
[Roy all] 



Thomas Withers 



J. Wheelwright 



J. Wheelwright 
Henry Boad 
Edw. Rishworth 

Francis Little- 
field, senior 



Edm. Littlefield 



John Sanders 
[Saunders] 

Morgan Howell 



Confirma- 
tion 



Ratification 



Grant 



Grant 



Grant 



Authority 



Grant 



Grant 



Grant 



Grant 



Index of Grantors. 



21 



FoUo. 



Description. 



II. 5 



I. 140 



III. 8 



II. 3 



1.24 



1.28 



II. 9 



II. 10 



11.11 



11.12 



I. 29 



5000 acres, to be taken at the election of Thomas Gorges, his 
heirs, etc., at any place upon the river Ogunquit, with 
authority to divide the same into manors or lordships, to 
hold courts baron and coitrts leet, and to appoint a recorder, 
bailiff and such other officers as are usual and necessary. 
Located on the southeast side of Ogunquit river between 
the sea and the western limit of the great marsh called 
Ogunquit marsh. 

Pond or Michael's island, in Casco Bay. 



Of a grant of land between his own field and the field of 
Stephen Batson [in Wells.'] 



Land whereon his house stands in Casco, adjoining Arnold 
Allen, an island before his house of about 20 acres, and a 
point of land between Westgustuggo and Chusquisacke 
rivers. 

40 acres of meadow at Piscataqua^ on Spruce Creek'. 



280 acres of upland and 120 acres of marsh in Wells^ on the 
northeast side of Ogunquit river. 



To admit inhabitants, allotting and setting out land in the 
plantation of Wells. 



50 acres adjoining Edmund Littlefield in Wells^ and 8 acres 
in Ogunquit marsh. 



100 acres adjoining the mill in Wells^ the neck of marsh 
between the said 100 acres and Webliannet river, and sun- 
dry small parcels of upland and marsh. 

150 acres of Innd between Little river and Cape Porpoise 
river in Wells, and 50 acres of marsh adjoining said rivers. 



100 acres upland and 10 acres marsh at Cape Porpoise. 



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Index of Grantoes. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grautee. 


Instrument. 


1643, July 25 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 


Edward Small 


Grant 


1643, Mar. 1 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 


Thomas Withers 


Grant 


Published 
1644, Aug. 13 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Thomas Gorges, 
deputy governor 


Francis Williams 
et ux. 


Grant 


1645, May 3 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Richard Vines, 
steward general 


Thomas Furnell 


Lease 


1645, May 16 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Roger Garde, agent 


John Billing 


Grant 


1645, May 16 


Gorges, Sir Ferdinando, 
by Roger Garde, agent 


John Lander 


Grant 


1645, Nov. 20 


Gorges, Thomas, by 
Richard Vines, agent 


John Wadleigh 
Edm. Littlefield 


Deed 


1653, Mar. 8 


GoucH [Gooch], John 
et ux. 


Abraham Preble 


Deed 


1662, Oct. 20 


GoucH, John, sen., et ux. 

Grant, James, see 
Edward Rishworth 


Daniel Epps 


Deed 


1657, May 21 


Grennill [Greenill], 
Robert 


Walter Barefoot 


Assign- 
ments (2) 


1653, July 13 


Gunnison, Hugh 


John Winter 


Certificate 


1658, Jan. 20 


Gunnison, Hugh 


John Winter 


Deposition 


16f|, Mar. 14 


Gunnison, Hugh 


William Seely 
George Rogers 


Lease 



Index of Grantors. 



23 



Folio. 



Description. 



1.13 



1.24 



III. 5 



1.16 



I. 10 
I. 16 

I. 10 

I. 16 

II. 13 



1.29 
I. 127 

1.60 
I. 86 

I. 86 



100 acres at Piscataqua^ bounded by two creeks and by Stur- 
geon creek. 



400 acres on the northeast side of Piscataqua river, and two 
adjacent islands containing ab »ut 200 acres. 



1000 acres on the northeast side of the river Piscataqua, 
opposite Thompson's point, inchiding 100 acres of marsh 
to be taken anywhere within tiiree miles. 

Two islands called Puddington's islands in Piscataqua river. 



4 acres marsh at JBravehoat ITarhor^ between the house 
lately Stephen Crafford's and Great Rock. 

2 acres marsh at Braveboat Harbor^ adjoining John Billing. 



200 acres on the southwest side of Ogunquit river beginning at 
the falls of said river, and running along the river side 
southward. 

House and 10-acrelot adjoining said Preble in York^ with all 
the grantor's right in any upland between the Little river 
and the town and all his marsh land within the town limits. 

250 acres of upland and marsh on the southeast side of Cape 
Porpoise river in Wells^ adjoining John Sanders. 



Of wages for service in the State's navy. 



Certifies copy of record of arbitration between Cleeve and 
Winter, left in Gunnison's hands by Basil Parker, recorder. 



Testimony confirming the copy above described. 



I. 89 Neck of land on the northwest side of Spruce creek [in Kit- 
I tery'\ and small island in Spruce creek. 



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Index of Grantoks. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrument. 



1650, April 8 

1650, June 12 

1663, Aug. 15 
1653, June 24 

1661, May 11 



Haborne, George, alias 
George Rabone 



Haborne, George, alias 
George Kabone 

Hall, Ralph 

Hylier [Hallier], 
Emmanuel 

Hammonds, Wm. et ux. 



Fran. Littlefield 

Thomas Wheel- 
wright 

Thomas Spencer 

William Seely 



Deed 

Assignment 

Receipt 
Bill of Sale 



1660, July 6 Hatch, Phillip 



1663, July 18 
1660, Oct. 3 

1643, Jan. 16 

1644, Oct. 18 

1644, Oct. 18 

1645, July 19 

1650, July 16 

1650, July 16 
1650, July 16 



Hatch, Phillip 

Hayes, Edward 

Hazell, William, see 
Robert Yates 

HooKE, William 
Hooke, William 



HooKE, William 

HooKE, Wm., by Henry 
Sympson, attorney 

Hooke, William 



HooKE, William 



Bryan Pendleton Deed 



Ambrose Boden, 
junior 

Bryan Pendleton 

W alter Barefoote 



John Allcocke 



John Gouch 
Peter Weare 

[Wyre] 

John Gouch, jr. 



Abraham Preble 
John Twisden 
Richard Bankes 



HooKE, William 



John Heard 



John Allcocke 



John Allcocke 
John Heard 



Deposition 

Mortgage 
Bond 



Dead 
Deed 

Djed 
Allotment 

Deed 

Deed 
Deed 



Index of Grantors. 



25 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. 146 



I. 146 





138 




40 




108 




99 




161 




104 



1.98 
I. 101 

I. 101 
I. 101 

1.8 

1.8 
I. 9 



House and ground [in WeUs~\ with marshes between John 
Wadleigh and John Barrett, at the Neck, and 3 acres of 
marsh at Ogunquit. 

Of bill for £21 due from Francis Littlefield. 



In full on execution of July 19, 1663, against said Spencer. 

House, stage flakes, shallop, cables, anchor and skiff, at tlie 
Isles of Shoals. 

130 acres upland, and 20 acres marsh in Wells, between land 
of John West and Seth Fletcher, with buildings. 

As to Trelawny's ownersliip of land at SpurioinJc conveyed 
to Boden by Robert Jordan. 

Dwelling house and land in York. 

Conditioned to pay on demand £21 13s. 8d. sterling. 



Dwelling house and field in Gorrjedna^ with 50 acres nearby 
and 50 acres more near the marshes. 

40 acres in Gorgeana, near Cape Neddick, 20 acres to each. 



10 acres [in Gorgeanct] adjoining the 40 acres sold to John 
Gouch and Peter Weare the same day. 

20 acres to each in Gorgecuta^ as surveyed by Henry Symp- 
soii, attorney for grantor. 



10 acres on the northeast side of the Little river by Cape 
Neddick beach [in Gorgeana\ adjoining John Allcocke. 



10 acres on the northeast side of the Little river by Cape 
Neddick beach [in Gorgeana\ adjoining 20 acres reserved. 

One half of the Neck at Cape Neddick [in Gorgeana.'] 



26 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1650, July 20 


HooKE, William 


Henry Norton 


Deed 


1650, July 24 


HooKE, William 


Mary Jewell 


Deed 


1650, July 18 


HooKE, Wra., and Edw. 
Godfrey, for the owners 
of the Agamenticus 
patent 


John Allcocke 
John Heard 


Deed 


1662, Mar. 13 


Howell, John 

Hunt, Edward, see 
John Jacob 

Jackeson, John, see 
Robert Yates 


Richard Shaw 


Bond 


1663, Oct. 11 


Jacob, John, and Edward 
Hunt 


William Howard 
Phesant Estwicke 


Deposition 


1655, June 10 


Jarett, William, Capt. 


Robert Grennill 


Certificate 


1663, May 20 


JocELYN, Henry 


Elinor Jackeson 
John Jackeson 


Deed 


1663, July 4 


Jocelyn, Henry 


Joshua Scottow 


Mortgage 


1659, Oct. 27 


JocLEiN, Abraham 


Thomas Beard 


Deed 


1659, Oct. 28 


JocLEiN, Abraham 


Thomas Beard 


Bond 


1659, Jan. 19 


JocLEYN, Abraham 


Chris. Collines 


Assignment 


1659, Jan. 19 


JocLEEN, Abraham 


Chris. Collines 


Bond 


1660, June 8 


JocLEiNG, Abraham et ux. 


Joshua Scottow 


Deed 


1660, Nov. 11 


Johnson, Edward 


John Pearse 


Deed 



Index of Grantors. 



27 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. 100 
I. 121 

1.9 
I. 157 



30 acres in Gorgeana adjacent to the river. 

Half of the Neck [in Gorgeana] and 20 acres upland, besides 
marsh at Cape Neddick beach. 

Land enclosed at Againenticus, whereon said Heard had- 
built, adjoining John Allcocke, Walter Joy and others. 



Conditioned to pay £8 sterling, in current English goods. 



I. 158 

1.60 
I. 155 

I. 137 

1.91 

1.91 
I. 110 

I. 110 

1.93 
1.125 



Testimony ns to the appointme:it of Howard and Estwicke as 
attorneys for John Paine. 

As to service in the State's navy. 

50 acres of upland and meadow, near Spurwink river [in Scar 
borough.'] 

Of all lands, houses, goods or chattels, to secure the payment 
of two bills obligatory. 

Upland and meadow [in Scarborough] adjoining William 
Smyth. 

To make good the conveya'hce of October 27, 1659. 

Of award by arbitrators against Edward Shaw, for £8 sterling 
secured by Shaw's land and buildings in Scarborough. 

To protect Collines in the occupation of Edward Shaw's land 
in Scarborough, until the sum of £8, for which the land is 
held, is paid. 

200 acres of upland with buildings thereon, besides marsh, on 
Black Point river in Scarborough. 

A parcel of land [in York] by the river side, adjoining An-- 
drew Everett on the southeast, and Arthur Bragdon on 
the northeast, with three acres of marsh on the northwest 
branch of York river. 



28 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrument. 



1662, Aug. 16 
1654, June 29 

1657, Mar. 3 

1658, Aug. 13 

1660, July 1 

1660, Aug. 17 
1660, Aug. 24 

1664, June 7 

1659, Nov. 24 
1648, Feb. 14 



Johnson, Edward, and 
Robert Knight 

JoHNSONE, James 



Jordan, Robert 



Jordan, Robert et ux. 



Jordan, Robert 



Jordan, Robert 
Jordan, Robert 



Kellond, Thomas 



Kemble, Thomas 



KiTTERY, town of 



1648, Feb. 14 Kittery, town of 



1648, Feb. 14 Kittery, town of 



1649, Feb. 25 



1651, Sept. 16 



Kittery, town of 



Kittery, town of 



Henry Norton 



John Fabes 



Mich. Maddiver 



Bryan Pendleton 
Roger Spencer 



Ambrose Boden, 
junior 

Jane Mackworth 
George Munjoy 

All persons 

Thomas Beard 
George Rogers 
Mrs. Batcheller 



John Gren 
[Green] 

Nic. Shapleigh 



Deposition 
Deposition 
Deed 

Deed 

Deposition 

Deposition 
Deed 

Caution 

Deposition 

Grant 

Grant 

Grant 

Grant 



I 



Richard Leader Grant 
George Leader 
John Cutt 
Richard Cutts 



Index of Grantors. 



29 



Folio. 



I. 125 
I. 41 
I. 87 

I 76 

I. 99 

I. 155 
I. 106 

I. 151 

I. 91 
1.5 
I. 5 
I. 5 
1.13 

I. 162 



Description. 



Testimony as to lands in York^ belonging to Henry Norton. 



Testimony as to purchase by Fabes, from William Waymouth 
of house, stage, flakes, etc., [at the Isles of Shoals.'] 

150 acres atJBlack Poijit on the west side of Spurwink river, 
with reservation of two acres for a mill privilege. 



A neck of land [in Saco'] at the mouth of Saco river, 
together with Wood island and Gibbones island and the 
house thereon. 

Testimony that he gave possession to Ambrose Boden, junior, 
of 200 acres of land on the western side of Spurwink 
river [at Slack Point.] 

Testimony as to Arthur Mackworth's nuncupative will. 

10 acres at Falmouth near the dwelling house of George 
Cleeve. 

Against tlie record of any deed of Champernowne's island and 
500 acres over against the island upon the main land [at 
Kittery.] 

Testimony to delivery by turf and twig of premises [in Scar- 
borough'] purchased from Abraham jocelyn. 

Lot of land between John Green's lot and Mrs. Batcheller's 
field, on the river. 

Lot of land between George Rogers and John Simmons, by 
the river. 

30 acres besides Frank's Fort, on the river, between Frank's 
Fort and George Rogers. 

Liberty to erect a saw mill or mills at Sturgeon creek, with 
right to pine and oak timber on the north side of the 
creek, and a tract of land to be laid out adjacent to the 
mill or mills. 

A tract of land between Fiscataqua river and Spruce creek. 



30 



Index of Grantoks. 



Bate. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrument. 



1655, Dec. 4 

1645, Aug. 20 
1648, Jan. 13 

1671, July 6 



1633, June 2 

1634, May 1 

1659, Oct. 16 
1639, Jan. 30 



KiTTERY, town of 



Knight, Ezekiel 



Knight, Robert 



Knight, Robert, and 
Arthur Bragdon 

Knight, Robert, see 
Edward Johnson 

Laconia Company, by 
Walter Neale, governor 



Laconia Company 

La Ceoix, Pierre 
Lander [Lainder], John 



Rice Tomasse 



John Sanders 

Francis Champer- 
nowne. 



Roger Garde 



Grant 

Deed 
Receipt 

Deposition 



Thos. Cammock Grant 



1649, Jan. 10 Lander, Jonn 



1^660, July 2 



1660, Aug. 1 



1655, Feb. 14 



1655, Dec. 5 



Langdon, Tobias, and 
John Michell 



Langley, Thomas 

Langton, Thomas, see 
Robert Yates 



Leader, Richard 



Leader, Richard and 
George 



Thos. Cammock 

Nic. Shapleigh 
John Billing 



Grant 

Bond 
Partition 



John Billing Partition 



Stephen Ford 



Walter Baref oote 



John Beex 
W^illiam Beale 
Rich. Hutchinson 
Thos. Allderne 

John Beex Sd Co. 



Deposition 



Bond 



Agreement 



Bond 



Index of Grantoks. 



31 



FoUo. 



Description. 



1.91 

II. 11 

I. 62 

11.14 



III. 1 
III. 3 

1.91 
I. 10 
I. 15 

1.97 

I. 98 

1.74 

1.57 



A neck of land upon the southwest side of Spruce creek in 
Kittery, previously granted him in 1652. 

Lands and buildings in Wells. 

Receipt in full for all debts and demands. 



Testimony to the appointment of Garde to be the agent of 
Thomas Gor^res in Maine. 



Land at Piscataqiia on the east side of the river, between 
Cammock's creek and Thomas Wannerton, and extending 
half way from Piscataqua river to Agamenticus river. 

In further confirmation by particular description of a tract 
of land on the east side oi: Piscataqua river, between 
Cammock's creek and Thomas Wannerton, where William 
Hilton lately planted corn. 

To pay £40 9s. in sugar at Bridgetown, Barbadoes. 

Of real and personal estate at Piscataqua. 

Of real and personal estate at Piscataqua^ [evidently recorded 
a second time, because of error in date in previous record 
and for other irregularities.] 

Testimony as to Ford's purchase of stage, etc., at Smutty 
Nose island from John Odiorne. 



Conditioned to prove payment by Henry Barklet of two 
drafts by Barefoote. 



To convey the remaining fourth part of his saw mill at Pis- 
cataqua. 



To secure payment of moneys due by George Leader on 
account of saw mills on Piscataqua river owned by Beex 
& Co. 



32 



Index of Grantoes. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrument. 



1656, Oct. 30 

1657, Dec. 16 

1660, July 3 

1662, July 2 

1663, Jan. 25 

1658, Oct. 19 

1661, Dec. 17 

1650, April 8 
1662,. Mar. 13 

1663, Nov. 3 

1632, Aug. 2 

1664, July 1 

1648, Sept. 14 
1648, Dec. 16 

1648, Dec. 18 
1658, Mar. 28 



Leader, Ricliard 



Leader, Richard, by 
Richard Tucker, atty. 

Lewdecus, Elizabeth 



Lewis, George 



Littlefield, Annis and 
Thomas et ux. 

Littlefield, Anthony 
et ux. 

Littlefield, Edmund, 
estate of 



Littlefield, Francis 



Littlefield, Mary 



Locke WOOD, Richard 



Ludlow, George 

Lyby, John, and Christo- 
pher Elkine, senior 

Ltgonia, General Assem- 
bly of 

LyGONiA, General Assem- 
bly of 



Lygonta, General Assem- 
bly of 

Mackworth, Jane 



John Cutt 
Richard Cutt 

John Beex & Co. 



Richard Otis 



John Phillips 



Fran. Littlefield, 
senior 

Wm. Symonds 



Fran. Littlefield, 
senior 



George Rabone 



Fran. Littlefield. 
senior 

Nathaniel Fryer 



William Hilton 
Richard Moore 



Robert Jordan, 
executor 

Robert Jordan, 
executor 



Robert Jordan, 
executor 

Francis ISTeale 



Deed 

Receipt 

Assignment 

Deposition 

Deed 

Deed 

Indenture 

Agreeme aij 

Power of 
attorney 

Mortgage 

Receipt 
Deposition 

Older 

Report 

Order 
Deed 



Index of Gkantoks. 



33 



Folio. 



Description. 



I- 


162 




103 


I- 


96 




137 




150 


I- 


86 




147 



I. 146 

I. 150 

1.141 

I. 60 
I. 154 

I. 68 

1.70 

i.ra 

I. 155 



Land on Piscataqua river, between Crooked lane and Spruce 
creek, granted to Leader by the town of Kittery. 

For £1054 llAd for use of saw mill dX Neioichawannoch. 



Of bond from Griffin Mountegue to deliver 160 pounds of 
feathers. 

Testimony as to the taking of Phillips's cattle by attachment by 
liobert Jordan. 

One half of corn mill and one quarter part of saw mill, at 
Webhannet falls in Wells. 

230 acres of upland and meadow [in TFe/^s], between Cape 
Porpoise river and Kennebunk river. 

Agreement dividing certain lands [in 'Wells\ and covenants 
between the executors and the grantee. 



To pay £21 in cattle for house and land in Wells. 



To dispose of her interest in 1000 acres at Kennebunk in the 
town of Cape Porpoise. 

House, formerly Francis Cliampernowne's, 30 acres of upland 
and marsh adjoining, all in Kittery. 

For John Hocking's goods. 

Concerning Thomas Hammett's intrusion upon Moore's marsh 
[in Scarborough. '\ 

Appointing a committee to report on Jordan's claim against 
the estate of Robert Trelawuy. 

Valuing Jordan's claim against the Trelawny estate at 
£2153 and a tentli of the earnings of the ship Richmond 
from 1641 to 1645. 

Release to Jordan of Robert Trelawny's estate within the 
province, valued at £609 lOA-d., as per inventory, fol. 68. 

100 acres adjoining the house of said Neale, with marsh on 
Skitterygussett creek and a small island. 



34 



Index of Geantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1645, Oct. 21 


Maine, province of 


Stej^hen Batson 


Order of 
Court 


1649, July 3 


Maine, province of 


John Ball 
Thomas Waye 
Sylvester Stover 
Michael Powell 


Grant 


1650, Oct. 15 


Maine, province of 


J. Wheelwright 


Grant 


1651, Oct. 20 


Maine, province of 


Edw. Rishworth 


Grant 


1652, Nov. 20 


Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'rs 
of the General Court 


County of York 


Grant 


1652, Nov. 20 


Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'rs 
of the General Court 


Town of Kittery 


Confirma- 
tion 


1652, Nov. 22 


Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'rs 
of the General Court 


Town of York 


Grant 


1658, July 14 


Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'rs 
of the General Court 


Town of 
Scarborough 


Grant 


1658, July 14 


Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'rs 
of the General Court 


Town of 
Falmouth 


Grant 


1658, July 16 


Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'rs 
of the General Court 


Robert Jordan 


Confirmar 
tion 


16f|, Mar. 17 


Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'rs 
of the General Court 


Town of York 
Town of Wells 


Survey 



Index or Gkantoes, 



35 



Folio. 



11.13 

1.14 

1.12 
1.15 

1.26 

1.26 
1.27 



1.65 

1.78 



1. 65 

1.78 



1.73 



1.81 



Description. 



Granting 10 acres of m-irsh, more or less, between Mussel 
ridge and the harbor's mouth in Wells, 

A neck of land in Agamenticus^ on the south side of Cape 
Neddick river, opposite to John Gooch's plantation. [See 
I. 165.] 



Liberty to erect a saw mill [in Wells'], at the falls of Ogunquit 
river or elsewhere, and right to cut timber therefor. 

Liberty to set up a saw mill or mills [in Gorgeanct] at Cape 
Neddick rivei-, with all upland within a quarter of a mile, 
and timber within three miles ; also 20 acres of marsh 
between Ogunquit river and Cape Neddick river. 

The whole tract of land beyond the Piscataqua river north- 
ward, within the bounds of the Massachusetts charter, 
together with the Isles of Shoals, to be a county called 
Yorkshire. 

Kittery to be and remain a town, with the same bounds form- 
erly granted. 



Incorporation of Agamenticus, to be henceforward called 
York^ with l)ounds in the country on the southeast side of 
a certain pond about two miles beyond the northerly 
branch of a certain marsh already improved. 

Black Point, Blue Point and Stratton's islands to be a town 
called /Scarborough, bounded by Saco on the west and 
Spurwink river on the east and extending eight miles back 
into the country. 

Incorporation of Spurwink and Casco Bay into a town called 
Falmouth, bounded by Spurwink river and the Clapboard 
islands, and running back into the country eight miles. 

Of the order of the General Assembly of Lygonia, Dec. 18, 
1048, touching the estate of Robert Trelawny. 



The dividing line between the two towns to run from a 
marked tree up into the country to a rock on the northeast 
side of Tottnock marshes, dividing Wells and Kittery. 
Confirmed by the General Court, May 11, 1659. 



36 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrument. 



1659, Oct. 11 



1660, Feb. 1 



1661, Aug. 5 



1663, Jan. 2 



1636, Nov. 25 



1649, Nov. 5 



1661, Oct. 7 
1652, July 1 

1657, Jan. 20 

1659, Aug. 9 
[1660]Aug.l3 

1660, Aug. 13 



Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'rs 
of the General Court 



Massachusetts Bay, 
company of, by com'ri 
of the General Court 

Massachusetts Bay, 
General Court of, see 
Cape Porpoise 

Maveeicke, Antipas 



Towns of 

Cape Porj^oise 
Saco 

Scarborough 
Falmouth 

William Phillips 



Survey 



Construc- 
tion 



Thomas Booth 



Deed 



Maveeicke, Antipas Thomas Booth Release 



Maveeicke, Samuel 

Michell, John, see 
Tobias Langdon 

Mill, John 



Mills, Thomas, see 
George Phippenny 

Mitton, Elizabeth 



Mooee, Richard 

Moulton, Thomas 
MouNTEGUE, Griffin 
MuNJOY, George 
MuNJOY, George 



Roger Garde 



Nicholas Blake 
Body& Stej)hens 



John Phillips 

Gregory Geffreys 

Alex. Maxell 
David Lewdecus 
John Phillips 
John Phillips 



Deed 



Order 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 
Bond 

Deposition 
Deposition 



Index of Gkantors. 



37 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. 113 



1.114 

I. 142 
I. 118 

1.62 

I. 141 

1. 42 

1.63 
I. 96 
I. 90 



Dividing lines between the towns named, and easterly bounds 
of Falmouth. Approved by the General Court as returned. 



Of the language in an order of the General Court concerning 
lands in Saco. 



House and land in Kittery, 100 acres land on the northeast 
side of Piscataqua river, between Mill creek and Davis 
creek, running backward to Sturgeon creek, with reserva- 
tion of mill privilege and land occupied by William Elling- 
ham. 

Of all former contracts, covenants and agreements relating 
to purchase and sale of above premises. 

Confirmation of former grants of land in Agamenticus on 
the north side of Agamenticus river. 



On Francis Champernowne for proceeds of sale of Mill's 
share in ship. Account current inclosed. 



Quitclaim of her right, title and interest in Pond island in 
Casco JBay. 

Quitclaim of 400 acres at Cape Porpoise. 



Lands bought of John Allcocke [in York.~\ 

To deliver 160 pounds of duck and geese feathers. 

Testimony as to George Cleeve's execution of deed to Phillips. 



1.106 Testimony as to livery of seizin to Phillips by George 
Cleeve. 



38 



Index of Gkantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Ingtrument. 


1663, Oct. 3 


MuNJOY, George 


John Philli]3s 


Deposition 


1656, June 20 


Nash, Isaac et ux. 


Wm. Leighton 


Deed 


1654, Feb. 20 


Nason, Richard 

New England Council, 
see Council for New 
England 


John Beex & Co. 


Deed 


[No date] 


Newgkove, John 


[George] Smyth 


Power of 
attorney 


1650, Dec. 18 


Newgkove, John, by 
George Smyth, att'y 


Dennis Downing 


Deed 


1663, Nov. 10 


NoREMAN, William 


George Munjoy 


Deed 


1660, Oct. 29 


- 
Norton, Henry, estate of 


Thomas Clarke 


Deed 


1660, June 29 


Odiorne, John 

Orchard, Thomas, see 
Thomas Archar 


Stephen Ford 


Bill of sale 


1662, July 22 


Paine, John 


Fran. Littlefield 
Mary Littlefield 


Release 


1663, Oct. 8 


Paine, John 

Parker, Basil, see 
Thomas Brooks 


William Howard 
PhesantEstwicke 


Power of 
attorney 


1648, Nov. 23 


Parker, George 


Philip Hatch 


Deed 


1660, April 27 


Pearce [Peirce], Daniel 


Samuel Hall 


Power of 
attorney 


1653, Dec. 9 


Pearce, John 


Edw. Rishworth 


Mortgage 


1660, Dec. 26 


Pearse, John 


John Cirmihill 
[Carmighell] 


Deed 



Index of Grantoks. 



39 



Folio. 
1.141 

1.75 

I. 68 



I. 16 

I. 16 

I. 144 

I. 100 
I. 96 

I. 148 
I. 158 

1.7 

I. Ill 

1.59 
I. 101 



Description. 



Testimony as to Elizabeth Mitton's deed to Philli]3S of her 
riojht in Pond island. 

Land and buildings in littery formerly belonging to William 
Everett. 

A i^arcel of land on the river side at Newichaioannoch. 



To convey house and ground [in ICittery.~\ 



Messuage between Frank's Fort and Watt's Fort, with 30 
acres of upland adjoining, in Kittery. 

One quarter part of House island and one quarter of the 
house thereon, in Casco Bay. 

50 acres upland and 12 acres meadow in York. 

Stage, mooring place, etc., on Smutty Nose island, in the 
Isles of Shoals. 



From warranty and covenants in case of failure of title to 
land sold by them in Cape Porpoise. 

General power. 



Dwelling house, out houses, and field enclosed in Agamenti- 
cus, over against William Dixsie. 

To recover debts due the estate of John Spencer. 



House and land bought of Rishworth in York, formerly Rob- 
ert Knight's. 

House and land in York, bought of Edward Rishworth, Dec. 
9, 1653. 



40 



Index of Gkantoks. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1662, Sept. 29 


Pearse, John 


Thomas Donell 
Andrew Healy 


Deed 


1662, July 21 


Pease, Henry 


John Smyth 


Receipt 


1661, May 1 


Pendleton^, Bryan 


William Phillips 


Deed 


[1661,Sept. 8] 


Pendleton, Bryan 


All 23ersons 


Caution 


[1664, Feb. 9] 


Pendleton, Bryan 


All persons 


Caution 


1664, Feb. 9 


Pendleton, Bryan 


All persons 


Caution 


1664, Feb. 9 


Pendleton, Bryan 


All persons 


Caution 


16ff, Mar. 10 


Penlie, Samson 


George Munjoy 


Deed 


1659, Sept. 30 


Phillips, William 


Walter Mare 


Deed 


1659, Sept. 27 


Phillips, William 


Robert Booth 


Deed 


1659, Sept. 29 


Phillips, William 


Walter Penewell 


Deed 


1661, May 2 


Phillips, William 


Bryan Pendleton 


Mortgage 


1661, Aug. 19 


Phillips, William 


Wm. Scadlocke 


Deed 


1662, Nov. 10 


Phillips, William et ux. 


Francis Hooke 


Deed 



Index of Grantoes. 



41 



Description. 



I. 126 
I. 141 
I. 102 

I. 112 

I. 162 

I. 161 

I. 161 
1.144 

I. Ill 

I. 138 

I. 138 

I. 112 
I. 122 

I. 151 



Parcel of meadow and upland [in Tbi^k'] bought of Edward 
Johnson, Nov. 11, 1660. 

For all debts and demands to date. 



Quitclaim of right title and i?iterest in the Neck at fSaco and 
in Wood island and Gibbines island. 



Notice according to law, that William Phillips has been 
required to make an acknowledgment of his mortgage of 
lands in /Saco, dated May 2, 1661, and has not yet given it 



Caution against the recording of any deed concerning Nich- 
olas Bully's land [at A«co.] 



Caution against the recording of any deed concerning Henry 
Don ell's land in Yoi^k. 



Caution against the recording of any deed concerning Phil- 
lip Hatch's land [in York.^ 

One quarter part of House island in Casco Bny^ with half 
tlie old house upon it, ' all the new house, and half the 
stages. 

4 acres of marsh in Saco adjoining Walsingham Chelson. 

100 acres at Winter Harbor adjoining Ralph Trustrum, and 
sundry parcels of marsh, all in Saco. 

50 acres of upland adjoining Robert Booth and Ralph Trus- 
trum, and 13 acres of marsh, in Saco. 

Houses, lands, islands, goods and chattels at Saco. 

300 acres of land [in Saco'\ formerly supposed to be in Cape 
Porpoise, and granted to Scadlocke by the townsmen of 
Cape Porpoise in 1653. The grantor reserves a certain 
marsh by the river and the right to cut pine trees for a saw 
mill. 

30 acres at Winter Harbor formerly John Leighton's and ad- 
joining Thomas Williams. 



42 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grantee. 



Instrument. 



16-|§, Mar. 12 



1663, Mar. 30 



1663, June 29 



1664, June 22 



1664,. July 11 



1664, Oct. 18 



1660, April 5 



1647, July 3 



1660, Mar. 17 
1643, May 23 



1647, May 20 

1648, Dec. 19 



Phillips, William 



Phillips, William 



Phillips, William et ux. 



Phillips, William et ux. 



Phillips, William 



Phillips, William 



Phippennt, George, and 
Thomas Mills 
William Smallidge 
William Battine 

Plymouth Council, see 
Council for New Eng- 
land 

PUDDINGTON, GcorgC, & 

Arthur Bragenton 

Rabone, George, see 
George Haborne 

Ratnes, Francis 

RiGBT, Alexander 



RiGBT, Alexander, by 
George Cleeve, agent 



Bridget Phillips 



Zachary Gillim 
Ephraim Turner 



Thomas Brattle 
John JoUiffe 
Robert Gibbs 

Nath'l Phillips 



Nath'l Phillips 



Rich. Hutchinson 



Bryan Pendleton 



Deed 



Deed 



Mortgage 



Deed 



Deed 



Mortgage 



Bond 



John Wadleigh 
Edm. Littlefield 



John Billing 

George Cleeve 
Richard Tucker 



Richard Moore 



Deposition 

Deed 
Lease 

Deed 



Index of Grantors, 



43 



Folio. 



Description. 



1.131 



I. 134 

L 136 

I. 157 

I. 154 
1.158 
1.91 



11.13 



I. 115 
1.94 



1.41 



Half of saw mill at Saco Falls, with lands belons^ing to it, 
a tract on the southwest side of the river, extending three 
miles on the river, and a mile and a half back into the 
country, Cow island below the falls, and two islands above, 
all in Saco. 

500 acres in Saco., on the southwest side of Saco river be- 
tween West's brook and Listcome's lot, and two sixteenths 
of the mine above Saco in the country. 

One quarter part of a saw mill, of a dwelling house, and 
of a tract of land four miles square in Saco^ on the south 
side of the river. 

One sixteenrh part of a certain mine, accounted a silver 
mine, about 40 miles above Saco falls. 



A parcel of land at Saco containing 30 acres, between Fran- 
cis Hooke and Winter Harbor. 

One quarter part of saw mill at Saco falls and 1000 acres 
of land adjoining Swan pond creek in Saco. 

For the payment of £20 3s. lid. on or before May 26, 1660.. 



Testimony as to Roger Garde's confirmation of Richard' 
Vines's act and deed as agent for Thomas Gorges. 



10 acres marsh at Braveboat Harbor in Kittery. 

Hog island in Casco Bay^ and a tract between Presumpscot 
river and the next river to the westward, running near the 
now dwelling house of Cleeve and Tucker, including^ the- 
point of land called Machigonne. 

400 acres in the village of Cape Porpoise on the southwest 
side of the little river, between Cape Porpoise and Saco. 



44 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrnment. 


1647, Sept. 20 

1648, Dec. 19 


RiGBY, Alexander, by 
George Cleeve, agent 


John Bush 


Deed 


1648, April 17 


RiGBY, Alexander, by 
George Cleeve, agent 


Morgan Howell 


Deed 


[1648,July31] 


RiGBY, Alexander, by 
George Cleeve, agent 


Henry Watts 


Lease 


1648, Ju]y 31 


RiGBY, Alexander, by 
George Cleeve, agent 


Henry Watts 


Receipt 


1650, May 1 


RiGBY, Alexander, by 
George Cleeve, agent 


Michael Mitton 


Confirma- 
tion 


1651, Nov. 1 


RiGBY, Alexander, by 
George Cleeve, agent 


Richard Moore 


Receipt 


1651, Nov. 1 


RiGBY, Alexander, by 
George Cleeve, agent 


Gregory Geffreys 
[Jeffery] 


Lease 


1663, June 8 


RiGBY, Alexander, 
estate of, by George 
Cleeve, agent 


John Phillips 


Confirma- 
tion 


1652, Feb. 20 


RiGBY, Edward 


George Cleeve 


Grant 


1650, April 12 


RiSHwoKTH, Edward 


John Crosse 


Indenture 


1653, Oct. 19 


RiSHWORTH, Edward 


Town of York 


Agreement 


1653, Dec. 9 


RiSHWORTH, Edward 


John Pearce 


'Deed 


1656, July 3 


RiSHWORTH, Edward 


Thomas Clarke 


Mortgage 


1656, Mar. 2 


RiSHWORTH, Edward 


John Pearce 


Receipt 


[1661,Oct.27] 


RiSHWORTH, Edward 


John Crosse 


Release 



Index of Gkantoks. 



45 



Folio. 



Description. 



1.37 
I. 137 

I. 84 
I. 84 

I. 141 
1.42 
I. 36 

I. 134 
1.74 

1.66 

1.36 

1.59 

I. 59 

I. 60 
1.115 



400 acres in the village of Cape Porpoise^ [same tract pre- 
viously conveyed to Richard Moore.] 

100 acres land at Cape Porpoise^ 40 acres at his house, and 
60 acres on the east side of the river next to the Cape. 



100 acres adjoining his house at Black Point. 



For rent due to date. 



Of the lease of 1637, of Pond or Michael island in Casco Bay. 



For rent to date. 



200 acres in the village of Cap)e Porpoise^ adjoining Rich- 
ard Moore, three small islands in Cape Porpoise harbor, 
and 10 acres of marsh. 



Of grant in 1650 of 200 acres upland at Presumj)SCOt falls near 
Skeecoway river in Casco Bay., on tlie northeast side of 
the falls, and 50 acres of meadow thereabout. 

1000 acres near Casco Bay, adjoining land formerly granted 
him, beginning at the little falls in Casco river and run- 
ning westerly 320 poles, and southerly 500 poles. 

Agreement concerning the maintenance and payment of 
Crosse's son, during his term of service and at the expira- 
tion thereof. 

To maintain a corn mill for the town's use. 

House and lot formerly Robert Knight's, with other lands in 
York^ reserving a mill site on York river and pine timber. 

One third part of mills, houses and appurtenances on Gorges 
creek in York. 

For £16 in full payment for house and land. 

Of all debts due from the beginning of the world to date. 



Index of Grantors, 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1665, June 5 


RiSHWORTH, Edward, and 
James Grant 


John Lame 
[Lamb] 


Deposition 


1643, May 10 


Roles, sagamore 


Humphrey Chad- 
borne 


Deed 


1646, May 8 


Roles, sagamore 


Humphrey Chad- 
borne 


Release 


1650, May 19 


Roles [Rowles], 
sagamore 


Thomas Spencer 


Deed 


1650, Oct. IT 


ROMANUSCHO 


John Wadleigh 


Deed 


1653, July 13 


Saco, town of 


John West 


Grant 


1654, June 26 


Saco, town of 


Jane Andrews 


Confirma- 
tion 


1654, June 26 


Saco, town of 


Joseph Bowles 


Confirma- 
tion 


1649, Aug. 29 


Samboene, Stephen 


Richard Cutt 


Deed 


1657, July 17 


Sanders, John 


Ann Boad 


Deposition 


1663, Oct. 9 


Sanders, John et ux. 


John Cutt 


Deed 


[No date] 


[Sanders, John, jr.?] 


John Sanders, sr. 
John Bush 
Peter Turbutt 


Deposition 


1645, Aug. 1 


Saunders, Edward 


Sarah Lynne 


Deed 


1660, Feb. 26 


Savage, Thomas 


William Phillips 


Assignment 


1661, April 1 


ScADLOCKE, John 


John Sanders, sr. 
John Bush 
Peter Turbutt 


Deposition 


[1664, May 6] 


ScADLOCKE, William 


Fran. Littlefield, 
the elder 


Assignment 



Index gf Grantors. 



47 



FoUo. 



Description. 





163 




6 




6 




18 




129 




35 

81 




43 




43 




11 




61 




143 




114 



II. 12 



1.113 



1.107 
1.114 



I. 149 



Testimony as to lands [in York] sold to John Lame by John 
Gard. 

Half a mile of ground betwixt the Little river and the Great 
river in Jsfewichawannock^ except Quamphegan. 

Of right in the fishing weir at Littlejohn's falls in Newicha- 
wannock river. 

A parcel of land in NeioichawannocJc^ called by the name of 
Quamphegan. 

Quitclaim of all right and interest in lands conveyed by her 
son, Thomas Chabinocke, sagamore of Wells. 

Cow island in Saco river. [Recorded a second time on account 
of error in first record.] 

Of 100 acres at Saco^ granted by Richard Vines. 



Of 100 acres at Saco^ granted by Richard Vines. 



House and lot in Kittery^ adjoining Daniel Paule. 



Testimony as to the execution of Henry Boad's will. 

Mansion house and 400 acres of land in WellSy on the south- 
west side of Cape Porpoise river. 

Testimony as to Flewellen's conveyance of a tract above 
Wells and Cape Porpoise. 



House and lands near the harbor's mouth in Piscataqua, 
formerly Francis Champernowne's. 



Of mortgage from Roger Spencer. 



Testimony as to Flewellen's ratification of a conveyance by 
his father, the Sagamore Sosowen. 



Of Nicholas Frost's indenture to service. 



48 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1657, July 27 


Scitterygussett [Skit- 


Francis Smale 


Deed 




terygussett], sagamore 
of Casco Bay 


[Small] 




1665, May 6 


ScoTTOW, Joshua 


James Penn 
Richard Cooke 
John Hull 
Benjamin Gibbs 
Thos. Savage, jr. 


Trust deed 


1665, May 19 


ScoTTOw, Joshua 


James Penn and 


Livery of 






others 


seizin 


1642, May 26 


Shapleigh, Alexander 


James Treworgy 


Deed 


1651, June 7 


Shapleigh, Nicholas 


Hugh Gunnison 


Lease 


1651, Mar. 18 


Shapleigh, Nicholas 


Inhabitants of 
Kittery 


Bond 


1662, Sept. 29 


Shapleigh, Nic. et ux. 


John Bray 


Deed 


16f f, Feb. 23 


Shapleigh, Meet ux. 


Diggory Jefferys 


Deed 


1658, Aug. 4 


Shaw, Edward 


Abraham Jocleyn 


Award 


1662, Mar. 13 


Shaw, Richard 


John Howell 


Deed 


1647, June 23 


Smale [Small], Edward 


Antipas Maver- 
icke 


Deed 


1657, July 27 


Smale, Francis 


Scitterygussett, 
sagamore of 
Casco Bay 


Agreement 


[1659, July 8] 


Smale, Francis 

Smallidge, Wlliam, see 
George Phippenny 


John Phillips 


Deed 


1646, June 8 


Smyth, John et ux. 


Richard Bulgar, 
att'y for Henry 
Walton 


Deed 



Index of Grantors. 



49 



Folio. 



I. 83 



I. 163 



I. 164 

1.7 
I. 15 

1.17 

.140 

I. 139 
I. 110 

1.156 

1.13 
III. 9 

I. 83 
1.83 

1.32 



Description. 



Land on the north side of Capisic river in Casco Bay^ ex- 
tending to the river side at Ammoncongan. 



Houses and lands in Scarborough^ in trust for the use of 
the children of Joshua Scottow. 



Of houses and lands conveyed as above. 



All his estate real and personal in N'ew England. 

500 acres at the point where William Hilton was living [in 

KiUery\ for 21 years. 

Agreement on completion of mills on Sturgeon creek, to pro- 
vide ferriage, not to flow marshes, and to furnish boards at 
a fixed price. 

12 acres in Kittery^ between Thomas Langley and Diggory 
Jeffery. 

House lot and two small necks or islands [in Kittery.'] 

£S sterling and posession of Shaw's land in Scarborough till 
payment thereof. 

House and land at Blue Point [Scarborough.^ 

100 acres at Piscataqiia, granted by Sir Ferdinando Gorges, 
July 25, 1643. [Recorded a second time on account of errors 
in first record.] 

To pay a yearly rental of one coat for Capisic and one gal- 
lon of liquor for Ammoncongan. 



One half of lands [in Falmouth'] conveyed by the sagamore 
Scitterygussett, July 27, 1657. 



Dwelling house and lands in Agamenticus. 



50 



Index of Gkantors. 



Date. 



Grantor. 



Grautee. 



Instrument. 



1661, Sept. 2 
1664, July 2 

1668, Aug. 13 

1659, Jan. 12 
1659, Jan. 28 



1660, June 30 
[No date] 

1663, July 19 
1655, June 12 
1657, Feb. 1 
16f f. Mar. 12 
1660, July 10 



Smyth, John 
Smyth, William 

Spencer, Roger 

Spencer, Roger 
Spencer, Roger 



Spencer, Roger 



Spencer, Thomas et ux. 



Spencer, Thomas 



Symonds, Harlakenden 
and William 

Symonds, Harlakenden 



James Gibbines 
Richard Moore 

Bryan Pendleton 

Samuel Ruck 
Thos. Savage, sr. 



Bryan Pendleton 
Thos. Broughton 

Walter Barefoote 
Henry Boadetux. 
Wm. Symonds 



Symonds, Harlakenden Daniel Epp 



Symonds, Harlakenden 



1 661, April 17 Symonds, Harlakenden 



1661, April 17 
1661,Aprill7 



Symonds, Harlakenden 



Symonds, Harlakenden 



Martha Symonds 



Samuel Symonds 



Martha Symonds 



Margaret Lake 



Deed 
Deposition 

Mortgage 

Mortgage 
Mortgage 



Deed 
Deed 

Execution 

Agreement 

Deed 

Deed 

Deed 

Deed 

Deed 
Deed 



Index of Gkantors. 



51 



Folio. 



Description. 



1.123 
1.154 

I. 77 

1.92 
I. 113 



I. 102 
1.18 

I. 138 
1.84 
I. 85 
I. 127 
I. 133 

1.132 

1.133 
1.132 



Lands, houses, cattle and crops at Dunstan [in Scarborough.'] 

Concerning payment for marsh land [in Scarborough]^ sold to 
Moore by Thomas Hammett. 

Spencer's half of the neck and islands in Saco conveyed to 
Pendleton and Sj^encer on the same day by Robert Jordan. 

One fourth part of a saw-mill at Saco. 

One fourth part of a saw-mill at the great falls in Saco^ 
owned in partnership with Robert Jordan ; all rights in 
lands within 12 miles of the mill ; Parker's Neck and the 
fishing stage and house thereon ; and two shallops, with fish 
to be caught by fishermen employed by Spencer. 

One half of the premises in Saco. conveyed to Pendleton and 
Spencer jointly by Robert Jordan, Aug. 13, 1658. 

Land at Quamphegan in KeioicTiawannock^ over against the 
falls where Captain Wiggins and Mr. Broadstreet had a 
saw-mill. 

On judgment rendered at York court July 1, 1662. 



To perform certain covenants and obligations growing out of 
the sale of Boad's farm in Wells. 

All interest in the farm of 300 acres at Wells bought of 
Henry Boad 

200 acres in WelU., on the east side of Cape Porpoise river, 
adjoining Daniel Pearse. 

100 acres between William Ashley and Robert Wadleigh in 
Wells., running up two miles and a half toward the com- 
mon lands. 

1000 acres adjoining Margaret Lake and Mary Duncan, in 
tlie tract above Cape Porpoise, bought of John Bush and 
Peter Turbutt. 

500 acres adjoining Samuel Symonds, in the tract above Cape 
Porpoise. 

300 acres adjoining Samuel Symonds, in the tract above 
Cape Porpoise. 



52 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1661, April 17 


Symonds, Harlakenden 


Thomas Reade 


Deed 


1661, April 17 


Symonds, Harlakenden 


Mary Duncan 


Deed 


1661, July 17 


Symonds, Martha 


Harlakenden Sy- 
monds 


Deed 


1661, April 17 


Symonds, Samuel 


Harlakenden Sy- 
monds 


Deed 


1661, April 17 


Symonds, Samuel 


John Emerson 
et ux. 


Deed 


;1662, June 20 


Taylor, George et ux., 
guardians 


Peter Hinckson 


Power of 
attorney 


1660, Sept. 14 


Thomasse, Rice 


Bryan Pendleton 


Deed 


1652, Jan. 18 


TowLE, John 

Teelawny, Robert, 
estate of, see Lygonia 


George Walton 


Retraction 


16[41], Apl. 2 


Treworgy, James 


Nic. Shapleigh 


Deed 


1647, June 7 


Treworgy, John 


Robert Sedgwik 


Mortgage 


1650, July 6 


Treworgy, Katherine 

Tucker, Richard, see 
George Cleeve 


Nic. Shapleigh 


Judgment 


1660, Aug. 15 


Tucker, Richard 


John Phillips 


Agreement 


1661, May 23 


Tucker, Richard et ux. 


Thomas Wakely 
John Wakely 
Isaac Wakely 
Mathew Coole 


Deed 


1662, June 3 


Tucker, Richard 


Hope Allen 


Agreement 



Index of Gkantoes. 



53 



Folio. 



Description. 



1.133 

I. 131 
I. 133 

I. 133 
I. 132 
I. 123 
I. 102 

1.58 

I. 1 
III. 9 

I. 11 

I. 106 
I. 108 

I. 120 



300 acres adjoining Martha Symonds, in the tract above 
Cai^e Porpoise. 



250 acres adjoining Margaret Lake and Samuel Symonds, in 
the tract above Cape Porpoise. 

Quitclaim of 100 acres in Wells, in exchange for 500 acres in 
the tract above Cape Pori^oise. 



Quitclaim of 250 acres in the tract above Cape Porpoise. 



250 acres in the tract above Cape Porpoise. 



To demand and receive rents in Devonshire, England, for the 
benefit of the heirs of Philip Hinkeson. 

A neck of land on the soutliwest side of Spruce creek in 
Juttery. 

Of false charges. 



Whole estate, real and personal, in New England. 

Two dwelling houses, store house and stages, with the ground 
thereunto belonging [at the Isles of Shoals'], and eight 
fishing vessels. 

Order of court concerning Alexander Shapleigh's estate. 



That Phillips shall have the land at Falmouth^ sold him by 
George Cleeve. 

200 acres upland 10 acres meadow, between George Lewis 
and Thomas Skillings, on Back cove [in Falmouth.'] 



To the sale of 400 acres at Falmouth^ by George Cleeve. 



54 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


1660, Feb. 12 


TuRBUTT, Peter et ux. 


Harlakenden Sy- 
monds 


Deed 


1661, Sept. 13 


TuRBUTT, Peter 


[Sarah] Turbutt 


Power of 
attorney 


1663, Dec. 18 


TuRBUTT, Peter et ux. 


John Sanders, sr. 


Deed 


1661, Nov. 8 


TuRBUTT, Sarah 


Francis Cham- 
pernowne 


Indenture 


1664, May 7 


TwiSDEN, John 


Thomas Clarke 


Deed 


1653, July 25 


Venner, Thomas, by his 
attorney, William Cot- 
ton, who acts by his 
agent, William Payne 


Edward Start 


Assignment 


1638, Nov. 20 


Vines, Richard 


John West 


Lease 


1638, Oct. 20 


Vines, Richard 


John West 


Bond 


1639, Aug. 1 


■ 
Vines, Richard 


Jane Andrews 


Deed 


1642, Aug. 2 


Vines, Richard 


Thomas Mills 
James Gibbines 


Deed 


1645, Oct. 


Vines, Richard 


Robert Child 


Assignment 


[1654, Je. 26] 


Vines, Richard 


Joseph Bowles 


Order 


[No date] 


Vines, Richard 


Rich. Hitchcooke 


Deed' 


1650, May 31 


Wadleigh, John 


Robert Wadleigh 


Livery of 
seizin 


1663, Dec. 19 


Wadleigh, John et ux. 


Fran. Littlefield, 
senior 


Deed 



Index of Grantors. 



55 



Folio. 



Description. 



1.107 

1.115 
I. 157 
I. 115 
I. 151 
I. 33 



I- 


34 

79 


I- 


80 




42 


I- 


33 


I] 


[.9 


I. 


43 


I. 


43 


I- 


129 




149 



One third part of the tract four miles square, adjoining Cape 
Porpoise, sold by the sagamore Sosowen, and confirmed by 
his son Flewellen. 

To bind his son Peter as an apprentice. 



Land [in Cape Porpoise]^ adjoining Griffin Mountegue and 
Stephen Batson. 

Apprenticeship of her son Peter for the term of eleven years. 

20 acres in Jor/c, between Henry Norton and Richard 
Bankes. 

House and land in York, conveyed to Richard Bulgar by 
John Smyth et ux., June 8, 1646. 



House and 100 acres of land at Saco, on the south side of 
Saco river, formerly oconi:)ied by Thomas Coole or Sam- 
uel Andrews. 

Guaranteeing the possession of house and lands at Saco for 
the full term of the lease of the same date. 

100 acres at Saco, on the west side of the river, including 
the field enclosed and house built by Samuel Andrews, her 
deceased husband, and adjoining VV^illiam Scadlocke. 

100 acres formerly occupied by Henry Boad and 6 acres 
marsh near Winter Harbor in Saco, 

The Saco patent, granted by the Council for New England, 
Feb. 12, 1629, to Oldham and Vines. 

For a deed of 100 acres adjoining Mr. Mackeworth, at Saco. 

Messuage and 100 acres of land at Saco. 



Of one half in common of his Indian right [in Wells'], as 
joint purchaser. 

7^ acres of salt marsh in Wells^ between Joseph Bowles and 
John Gooch, senior. 



56 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


16|f, Mar. 13 


Wadleigh, John and 
Robert 


Daniel Epps 


Deed 


1661, April 3 


Wakefield, John 

Wallis, Nathaniel, see 
Peyton Cooke 


John Gooch 


Deed 


1657, Nov. 11 


Wanton, Edward 


John Smyth 


Deed 


1657, Mar. 25 


Wardell, William 

Watts, Henry, see 
George Cleeve 


John Wadleigh 


Deposition 


1645, Oct. 5 


Wells, commission'rs for 


Ezekiel Knight 


Grant 


1646, June 13 


Wells, commission'rs for 


Ezekiel Knight 


Grant 


1647, Aug. 13 


Wells, commission'rs for 


Fran. Littlefield 


Grant 


1648, June 30 


Wells, commission'rs for 


George Rabone 


Grant 


1651, Nov. 25 


■ 
Wells, commission'rs for 


J. Wheelwright 


Grant 


1654, Oct. 27 


Wells, town of 


Samuel Austine 


Grant 


1657, July 2 


Wells, town of 
Wells, town of, see 


John Barrett, sr. 


Grant 



Cape Porpoise 



Index of Grantors. 



57 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. 126 



I. 107 



1.64 



I. 1 

I. 1 

I. 147 

I. 146 

1.28 
I. 147 
I. 62 



All the lands [in Wells^ between Cape Porpoise river and 
Kennebunk river, from the sea to the great falls on Cape 
Porpoise river ; the tract between Cape Porpoise river and 
Little river, also extending to the great falls ; and all the 
marsh on the west side of Little river ; reserving only prior 
grants and town lots, and 80 acres for the grantor. 

A tract of marsh and upland in Wells, butting on the sea and 
the Mussell ridge, and the marsh on the west side of John 
Crosse's island. 



30 acres of land at Cape Neddick [in York], bought of 
Edward Godfrey, Nov. 13, 1651. 



I. 128 Testimony to Chabinocke's execution of deed. 



House lot on Webhannet river in Wells, adjoining Francis 
Littlefield's lot and marsh, with 6 acres of marsh on the 
other side of the river. 

Marsh on Webhannet river in Wells, adjoining his former 
grant of marsh ; also upland and marsh between his lot 
and the highway, and all marsh belonging to the highway. 

Lot in Wells formerly granted to Dearborne, with marsh 
adjoining, and the other marsh between the river and the 
sea. 

100 acres upland and 8 acres meadow on Webhannet river 
in Wells, and 3 acres of marsh at Ogunquit betwejn John 
Crosse and Edward Rishworth. 

Land in Wells between Ogunquit river and Wheelwright's 
farm, except what is allotted to John Crosse. 

Land in Wells between his lot and the highway, bounding 
Robert Hethersy's lot. 

House lot of 150 acres in Wells, formerly Edward Rishworth's, 
with marsh at Wheelwright's neck and 3 acres of marsh at 
Ogunquit river. 



58 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrument. 


16^, Mar. 15 


West, John 


Bryan Pendleton 


Deed 


16^1, Mar. 15 


West, John 


Bryan Pendleton 


Assignment 


16ff, Mar. 15 


West, John 


Bryan Pendleton 


Deed 


1663, July 15 


Wheeleweight, John 


Samuel Wheele- 
wright 


Deed 


1652, June 22 


Wheeleweight, Thos. 


Fran. Littlefield 


Discharge 


1662, Dec. 19 


Whitte, John 


Nicholas Frost 


Deposition 


1661, Oct. 23 


Whitte, Nicholas 

Williams, Charles, see 
Robert Yates 


John Breeme 


Deed 


1657, Dec. 16 


WiNSLEY, Samuel et ux. 


Harlakenden Sy- 

monds 
Wm. Symonds 


Discharge 


1654, July 4 


Withers, Thomas 


John Fabes 


Deposition 


1662, Nov. 20 


Withers, Thomas et ux. 


Edward Errin 
Henry Brown 
James Arr 


Deed 


1663, July 6 


Yates, Robert, and 
Thomas Langton 
John Jackeson 
Charles Williams 
Thomas Earle 
William Hasell 


John Gale 


Letter 


1653, Jan. 10 


York, town of 


Thomas Crockett 


Grant 


1654, Feb. 2 


York, town of 


John Smyth 


Grant 


1656, July 20 


York, town of 


1 Henry Norton 


Grant 



Index of Grantors. 



59 



Folio. 


Description. 


I. 


80 


House and 100 acres of land at Saco, conveyed from Richard 
Vines, Nov. 20, 1638. 


I. 


81 


Bond from Richard Vines, guaranteeing occupancy of lands 
in Saco. 


I. 


81 


Cow island in the river of Saco. 


I. 


137 


One half of farm at Wells, conveyed by Thomas Gorges 
April 17, 1643, and one half of upland granted Nov. 25, 
1651, all on the northeast side of Ogunquit river. 


I. 


146 


Of bond given to George Rabone, alias Haborne. 


I. 


156 


Testimony regarding the bounds of Sturgeon creek meadow. 


I. 


144 


One qfuarter part of House island in Casco Bay of the house 
thereon, and of all rights and privileges thereunto belong- 
ing. 


I. 


84 


From all covenants arising from sale of Henry Boad's farm 
in Wells. 


I. 


41 


Concerning the purchase of William Waymouth's house 
and stage at the Isles of Shoals, by Fabes. 


I. 


164 


Farm at Braveboat Harbor [in Kittery.'] 


I. 


136 


Authorizing drafts for balance of account. 


I 


36 


40 acres next to the seaside in York, between Edward God- 
frey and Francis Raynes. 


I 


73 


Bounds of grants at Cape Neddick [in York], taken out of 
the original town grants. 


I 


125 


20 acres of upland in Yor/Cy on the back side of the town lots. 



60 



Index of Grantors. 



Date. 


Grantor. 


Grantee. 


Instrnmttnt. 


1658 


York, town of 


Henry Norton 


Grant 


1661, April 20 


York, town of 


Edw. Rishworth 


Grant 


1661, April 20 


YoBK, town of 


Matthew Austine 


Grant 


1661, April 20 


York, town of 


Henry Sayword 


Grant 


1661, April 20 


York, towm of 


William Johnson 


Grant 


1662, Oct. 15 


York, town of 


James Grant 


Grant 


1677, ISTov. 7 


York, town of 


Edw. Rishworth 


Grant 



Index of Grantors. 61 



FoUo. 


Description. 


1.125 


54 acres of upland and marsh in York^ laid out by surveyors 
appointed by the select men. 


I. 107 


74 acres on Gorges Neck in York^ adjoining Rish worth's 
home lot. 


1.107 


20 acres in York^ adjoining Edward Rishworth. 


1.107 


50 acres in York^ adjoining Sayword's former bounds. 


1.107 


30 acres in York^ adjoining Henry Sayword. 


1.130 


House lot of 12 acres in York^ with commonage and meadow 
between the house lot and the river. 


11.7 


Not exceeding 20 acres on the southeast side of the old mill 
creek in York. 



INDEX OF 



Date. 


Grantee. 


Grantor. 


Instrnment. 


1643, June 16 


Allcocke, John 


William Hooke 


Deed 


1650, July 16 


Allcocke, John 


William Hooke 


Deed 


1650, July 16 


Allcocke, John, and 
John Heard 


William Hooke 


Deed 


1650, July 18 


Allcocke, John, and 
John Heard 

Allderne, Thomas, see 
John Beex 


Wm. Hooke and 
others 


Deed 


1660, May 31 


Allen, Hope 


Geo. Cleeve et ux. 


Deed 


1662, June 3 


Allen, Hope 


Richard Tucker 


Agreement 


1639, Aug. 1 


Andrews, Jane 


Richard Vines 


Deed 


1654, June 26 


Andrews, Jane 


Town of Saeo 


Confirma- 
tion 


1650, June 24 


Anger [Angler], Samson 

Angier, Samson, see 
Henry Donell 

Archar, Thomas, see 
Thomas Orchard 

Arr, James, see 
Edward Errin 


William Dixson 


Deed 


1661, April 20 


AusTiNE, Matthew 


Town of York 


Grant 



GRANTEES. 



Folio. 



1.98 
I. 8 
1.9 
1.9 



J. 120 

I. 120 
1.42 

1.43 
I. 10 



I. 107 



Description. 



Dwelling house and field in Gorgeana, with 50 acres nearby 
and 50 acres more near the marshes. 

10 acres on the northeast side of the Little river by Cape 
Xeddick beach [in Gorgeana\ adjoining 20 acres reserved. 

One half of the Neck at Caj^e Neddick [in Gorgeana.~\ 



Land enclosed at Agamenticus, whereon said Heard had 
built, adjoining John AUcocke, Walter Joy and others. 



400 acres upland and meadow on Casco river adjoining Ann 
Mitton and James Andrews. 

To the sale of 400 acres at Falmouth, by George Cleeve. 

100 acres at Saco^ on the west side of the river, including 
the field enclosed and house built by Sumuel Andrews, her 
deceased husband, and adjoining William Scadlocke. 

Of 100 acres at Saco^ granted by Richard Vines. 



1 acre enclosed, adjoining Rice Cadogan at Agamenticus. 



20 acres in Yorky adjoining Edward Rishworth. 



64 



Index of Grantees. 



Date. 


Grantee. 


Grantor. 


Instrunaent. 


1654, Oct. 27 


AusTiNE, Samuel 


Town of Wells 


Grant 


1659, June 27 


Baley, John 


Matthew Gilles 

[Gyles] 


Deed 


1649, July 3 


Ball, John, and 
Thomas Waye 
Sylvester Stover 
Michael Powell 

Bankes, Richard, see 
Abraham Preble 


Province of 
Maine 


Grant 


1657, May 21 


Barefoote, Walter 


Robert Grennill 
[Greenill] 


Assign- 
ments(2) 


1657, May 21 


Barefoote, Walter 


James Chanceller 


Assignment 


1657, June 3 


Barefoote, Walter 


James Chanceller 


Assignment 


1658, Nov. 16 


Barefoote, Walter 


Francis Champer- 
nowne 


Deed 


1660, Aug. 1 


Barefoote, Walter 


Thomas Langley 


Bond 


1660, Oct. 3 


Barefoote, Walter 


Edward Hayes 


Bond 


1660, Mar. 22 


Barefoote, Walter 


Ronald Flansall 


Deposition 


1663, July 19 


Barefoote, Walter 


Thomas Spencer 


Execution 


1657, July 2 


Barrett, John, senior 


Town of Wells 


Grant 


1648, Feb. 14 


Batcheller, Mrs. 


Town of Kittery 


Grant 


1645, Oct. 21 


Batson, Stephen 

Beale, William, see 
John Beex 


Province of 
Maine 


Order of 
Court 


1659, Oct. 27 


Beard, Thomas 


Abraham Joclein 


Deed 



Index of Gkantees. 65 



Folio. 



I. 147 



1.86 
L 124 

1.14 



1.60 

I. 61 
I. 60 

1.77 

1.82 

I. 98 

1.104 
I. 104 
I. 138 
1.62 

1.5 
11.13 



I. 91 



Description. 



Land in Wells between his lot and the highway, bounding 
Robert Hethersy's lot. 

House and appurtenances on the Isles of Shoals. 



A neck of land in Agamenticus^ on the south side of Cape 
ISTeddick river, opposite to John Gooch's j^lantation. [See 
I. 165.] 



Of wages for service in the State's navy. 

Of wages for service in the State's navy. 

Of wages for service in the State's navy, 

500 acres on the east side of Piscataqua river with Capt 
Champernowne's lower house, and one half of grant of tim- 
ber by the town of Kittery. 

Conditioned to prove payment by Henry Barklet of two 
drafts by Barefoote. 

Conditioned to pay on demand £21 13s. 8d. sterling. 

Testimony as to execution of bond by Edward Hayes. 

On judgment rendered at York court July 1, 1662. 

House lot of 150 acres in Wells^ formerly Edward Rish worth's, 
with marsh at Wheelwright's neck and 3 acres of marsh at 
Ogunquit river. 

Lot of land between George Rogers and John Simmons, by 
the river. 

Granting 10 acres of marsh, more or less, between Mussel 
ridge and the harbor's mouth in Wells, 



Upland and meadow [in Scarborough'] adjoining William 
Smyth. 



66 



Index of Grantees. 



Date. 


Grantee. 


Grantor. 


Instrument. 


1659, Oct. 28 


Beard, Thomas 


Abraham Joclein 


Bond 


1659, Nov. 24 


Beard, Thomas 


Thomas Kemble 


Deposition 


1641, May 20 


Beedle, Robert 


SirFerd. Gorges 


Grant 


1654, Feb. 2 


Beex, John & Co. 


Richard Nason 


Deed 


1655, Feb. 14 


Beex, John, and 
William Beale 
Richard Hutchinson 
Thomas Allderne 


Richard Leader 


Agreement 


1655, Dec. 5 


Beex, John & Co. 


Richard Leader 
George Leader 


Bond 


1657, Dec. 16 


Beex, John & Co. 


Richard Leader 


Receipt 


1653, Sept. 8 


Berkley, Henry 


Wm. Berkley's 
estate 


Copy 


1645, May 16 


Billing, John 


Sir Ferd. Gorges 


Grant 


1639, Jan. 10 


Billing, John 


John Lander 


Partition 


1649, Jan. 10 


Billing, John 


John Lander 


Partition 


1660, Mar. 17 


Billing, John 


Francis Raynes 


Deed 


1649, Nov. 5 


Blake, Nicholas, and 
Body & Stephens 


John Mill 


Order 


1654, Jan. 8 


BoAp, Ann 


Henry Boad 


Will 


1657, July 17 


BoAD, Ann 


John Sanders 


Deposition 


1655, June 12 


BoAD, Henry et ux. 

BoAD, Henry, see 
John Wheelewright 


Harlak. Symonds 
Wm. Symonds 


Agreement 



Index of Grantees. 



67 



Folio. 



Description. 



1.91 
1.91 

11.11 

I. 58 
I. 74 

1.57 

I. 103 

I. 89 

I. 10 
I. 16 

1.10 
1.15 

I. 115 
1.62 

1.61 
1.61 
1.84 



To make good the conveyance of October 27, 1659. 

Testimony to delivery by turf and twig of premises [in Scar- 
boroug/i] purchased from Abraham Jocelyn. 

Lot [in Piscataqua] between George Rogers and John Simons. 

A parcel of land on the river side at JSfeioichawannock. 

To convey the remaining fourth j^art of his saw mill ^\> Pis- 
cataqua. 



To secure payment of moneys due by George Leader on 
account of saw mills on Piscataqua river owned by Beex 
& Co. 

For £1054 ll-|d for use of saw mill 2X Neioichawannock. 



Certified copy of letters of administration of the estate of 
William Berkley of London, England. 

4 acres marsh at Praveboat Harbor^ between the house 
lately Stephen Crafford's and Great Rock. 

Of real and personal estate at Piscataqua. 



Of real and personal estate at Piscataqua^ [evidently recorded 
a second time, because of error in date in previous record 
and for other irregularities.] 

10 acres marsh at Braveboat Harbor in Kittery. 

On Francis Champernowne for proceeds of sale of Mill's 
share in ship. Account current inclosed. 

Bequeathing all lands and goods to his wife. 

Testimony as to the execution of Henry Boad's will. 

To perform certain covenants and obligations growing out of 
the sale of Boad's farm in Wells. 



68 



Index of Grantees. 



Date. 


Grantee* 


Grantor. 


Instrument. 


1660, June 18 


BoDEN, Ambrose 


John Bouden 


Deposition 


1660, July 1 


BoDEN, Ambrose, junior 


Robert Jordan 


Deposition 


1660, July 2 


Bqden, Ambrose, junior 


Jonas Balie 


Deposition 


le'eO, July 6 


BoDEN, Ambrose, junior 

Body & Stephens, see 
Nicholas Blake 


Phillip Hatch 


Deposition 


1647, July 14 


BoNiGHTON, Richard, and 
Richard Comeman 


Robert Child 


Deed 


1659, Sept. 27 


Booth, Robert 


William Phillips 


Deed 


1661, Aug. 5 


Booth, Thomas 


Antip. Mavericke 


Deed 


1663, Jan. 2 


Booth, Thomas 


An tip. Mavericke 


Release 


1663, Dec. 7 


Booth, Thomas 


Wm. Ellingham 


Receipt 


[1654, Jn. 26] 


Bowles, Joseph 


Richard Vines 


Order 


1654, June 26 


Bowles, Joseph 


Town of Saco 


Confirma- 
tion 


1663, June 29 


Brattle, Thomas and 
John Jolliffe 
Robert Gibbs 


William Phillips 
et ux. 


Mortgage 


1662, Sept. 29 


Bray, John 


Nic. Shapleigh 
et ux. 


Deed 



Index of Gkantees. 



69 



Folio. 



1.99 
1.99 

I. 99 
1.99 



1.40 



I. 138 



1.114 



I. 142 
1.159 

1.43 
1.43 
1.136 

1.140 



Description. 



Testimony to Treiawny's ownership of land at SpurwinJc 
conveyed to Ambrose by Robert Jordan. 

Testimony that he gave possession to Ambrose Boden, junior, 
of 200 acres of land on the western side of Spurwink 
river [at Black jPoint.~\ 

Testimony as to Treiawny's ownership of land at Spurwink 
conveyed to Boden by Robert Jordan. 

As to Treiawny's ownership of land at Spurwink conveyed 
to Boden by Robert Jordan. 



100 acres of upland with marsh, between Saco river and 
Thomas Williams's house, at or near Winter Harbor. 

100 acres at Winter Harbor adjoining Ralph Trustrum, and 
sundry parcels of marsh, all in Saco. 

House and land in Kittery, 100 acres land on the northeast 
side of Piscataqua river, between Mill creek and Davis 
creek, running backward to Sturgeon creek, with reserva- 
tion of mill privilege and land occupied by William Elling- 
ham. 

Of all former contracts, covenants and agreements relating 
to purchase and sale of above premises. 

For a negro boy named Mingoe, and a sorrel horse valued at 
£60. 



For a deed of 100 acres adjoining Mr. Mackeworth, at Saco. 



Of 100 acres at Saco^ granted by Richard Vines. 



One quarter part of a saw mill, of a dwelling house, and 
of a tract of land four miles square in Saco^ on the south 
side of the river. 



12 acres in Kittery^ between Thomas Langley and Diggory 
Jeffery. 



70 



Index of Gkantees. 



Date. 



Grantee. 



Grantor. 



Instrument. 



1661, Oct. 23 

[No date] 

1651, Oct. 15 
1651, Oct. 30 
1651, Dec. 10 
1651, Feb. 27 



1646, Junes 
1654, July 7 



1647, Sept. 20 

1648, Dec. 19 



1650, June 24 



1650, Oct. 30 



1633, June 2 



Beeeme, John 



Beoughton, Thomas 



Broughton, Thomas 



Beoughton, Thomas i^ 



Beoughton, Thomas 



Beoughton, Thomas 



Beown, Henry, see 
Edward Errin 

BuLGAE, Richard, att'y 
for Henry Walton 

BuEGESSE, Richard 



Bush, John 



Bush, John, see 
Morgan Howell 
John Sanders, senior 

Cadogan, Rice 



Cadogan, Rice 



Cammock, Thomas 



Nicholas Whitte 



Thomas Spencer 
et ux. 



Wm. Ell in gh am 
Hugh Gayle 

Wm. EUingham 



Wm. EUingham 
Hugh Gayle 

Wm. EUingham 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Release 



Deed 



John Smyth 
et ux. 

Edward Godfrey 



Alex. Rigby 



Deed 
Deed 

Deed 



William Dixson 



William Dixson 



Laconia Co. 



Deed 



Deed 



Grant 



Index of Grantees. 



71 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. 144 

I. 18 

I. 15 
I. 17 
I. 17 
1. 17 



I. 32 



I. 117 



1.37 



I. 10 
I. 10 

III. 1 



One quarter part of House island in Casco Bay, of the house 
thereon, and of all rights and privileges thereunto belong- 
ing. 

Land at Quamphegan in ISfewichawannock, over against the 
falls where Captain Wiggins and Mr. Broadstreet had a 
saw-mill. 

One-half part of a saw mill on Sturgeon creek in Kittery^ 
with logs and lumber. 

4 acres of land, and dwelling house near Sturgeon creek in 
Kittery. 

All title and interest in any timber belonging to Sturgeon 
creek swamp. 

40 acres on the other side of Sturgeon creek [in littery'] 
over against land in the possession of Brougliton, being a 
former grant to Ellingham from the townsmen of Kittery. 



Dwelling house and lands in Agamenticus. 



40 acres of upland in York, on the southwest side of the 
parting of tlie river of York. 



400 acres in the village of Cape Porpoise^ [same tract pre- 
viously conveyed to Richard Moore.] 



4 acres of " earable land " at Agamenticus adjoining John AU- 
cocke. 

Land northeast of and same breadth as grantor's conveyance 
to Cadogan, June 24, 1650. 



Land at Piscataqua on the east side of the river, between 
Cammock's creek and Thomas Wannerton, and extending 
half way from Piscataqua river to Agamenticus river. 



72 



Index of Grantees. 



Date. 



Grantee. 



Grantor. 



Instrument. 



1634, May 1 



1659, Oct. 11 

1643, May 10 

1646, May 8 

1651, April 30 
1648, Jan. 18 
1659, Sept, 80 

1661, Nov. 8 
1659, Sept. 30 

1655, April 3 
1657, May 13 
1645, Oct. 

1647, July 14 



Cammock, Thomas 



Cape Porpoise, town of, 

see Wells 

Cape Porpoise, town of, 
and Saco, 

Scarborough, 
Falmouth 

Chadborne, Humphrey 



Chadboene, Humphrey 

Chadborne, Humphrey 
Champernowne, Francis 
Champernowne, Francis 

Champernowne, Francis 
Champion, Elizabeth 



Chanceller, James 



Chanceller, James 



Child, Robert 



Child, Robert 



Laconia Co. 



Grant 



1660, Dec. 26 Cirmihill [Carmighell], 
I John 



Company of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay 



Roles, sagamore 
of Newicha- 
wannock 

Roles, sagamore 



George Dod 

Robert Knight 

Eliz. Campion 
[Champion] 

Sarah Turbntt 

Mayor and inhab- 
tants of Clifton 
Borough, Dart- 
mouth 

Capt. William 
Godsunn 

Capt. Benjamin 
Firmass 

Richard Vines 



Rich. Bonithon 



John Pearse 



Survey 

Deed 

Release 

Discharge 

Receipt 

Power of 
attorney 

Indenture 

Certificate 

Certificate 

Certificate 

Assignment 

Deed 

Deed 



Index of Grantees. 



73 



Folio. 



Description. 



III. 3 



1.6 

1.6 

1.24 
I. 62 
I. 103 

I. 115 
1.102 

1.61 

I. 60 

II. 9 
1.40 
I. 101 



In further confirmation by particular description of a tract 
of land on the east side of Piscataqua river, between 
Cammock's creek and Thomas Wannerton, where William 
Hilton lately planted corn. 



Dividing lines between the towns named, and easterly bounds 
of Falmouth. Approved by the General Court as returned. 



Half a mile of ground betwixt the Little river and the Great 
river in Newichawannocky except Quamphegan. 



Of right in the fishing weir at Littlejohn's falls in Newicha- 
wannock river. 

Of all debts and demands. 

Receipt in full for all debts and demands. 

To collect the estate of Robert Champion, deceased. 

Apprenticeship of her son Peter for the term of eleven years. 
As to descent of Robert Champion's property. 



As to service in the State's navy. 



For service in the State's navy. 



The Saco patent, granted by the Council for New England, 
Feb. 12, 1629, to Oldham and Vines. 

100 acres of land on northeast side of Saco Rimr. 



House and land in York^ bought of Edward Rish worth, Dec. 
9, 1653. 



74 



Index of Grantees. 



Date. 



Grantee. 



Grantor. 



Instrument. 



1653, Oct. 19 
1656, July 3 

1659, July 4 

1660, Oct. 29 
1664, May 7 
1664, May 7 
1636, Jan. 27 



CiRMiHiLL, John, see 
Morgan Howell 

Clarke, Thomas 



Claeke, Thomas 



Clarke, Thomas 



Clarke, Thomas 



Clarke, Thomas 



Clarke, Thomas 



Cleeve, George, and 
Richard Tucker 



1643, May 23 

1652, Feb. 20 

1642, Sept. 20 
1659, Jan. 10 
1659, Jan. 19 



Cleeve, George, and 
Richard Tucker 



Cleeve, George 



Cole, Mr. 



Collines, Christopher 



CoLLiNES, Christopher 



Hugh Gayle 



Edw. Rishworth 



Thos. Brought on 



Estate of Henry 
ISTorton 

Richard Bankes 



John Twisden 



Sir Ferd. Gorges 



Deed 

Mortgage 

Deed 
Deed 
Deed 
Deed 
Lease 



Alexander Rigby 



Lease 



Edward Rigby Grant 



Sir Ferd. Gorges 



Abraham Jocleyn 



Abraham Jocleen 



Ratification 



Assignment 



Bond 



Index of Grantees. 



75 



Description. 



One quarter of mills on Gorges creek [in York'] and of lands, 
timber and other appurtenances. 



One third part of mills, houses and appurtenances on Gorges 
creek in York. 



Land in Kittery, on the Piscataqua river between Frank's 
fort and Darby's fort. 

50 acres upland and 12 acres meadow in York. 



20 acres in York^ near Mr. Hooke's farm and adjoining 
Alexander Maxwell. 

20 acres in York^ between Henry Norton and Richard 
Bankes. 

Lands [in Casco'] beginning at the furthermost point of a 
neck of land called Machio'onne and so alono; the same 
west to the first fall of a little river issuing out of a small 
pond and from thence over land to the first falls of Pre- 
sumpscot, the whole to be 1500 acres or thereabout ; also 
an island adjacent to the said premises, called Hog island. 

Hog island in Casco JBaij, and a tract between Presumpscot 
river and the next river to the westward, running near the 
now dwelling house of Cleeve and Tucker, including the 
point of land called Machigonne. 

1000 acres near Casco Bay, adjoining land formerly granted 
him, beginning at the little falls in Casco river and run- 
ning westerly 320 poles, and southerly 500 poles. 



Of a grant of land between his 
Stephen Batson [in Wells.] 



own field and the field of 



Of award by arbitrators against Edward Shaw, for £8 sterling 
secured by Shaw's land and buildings in Scarborough. 

To protect CoUines in the occupation of Edward Shaw's land 
in Scarborough, until the sum of £8, for which the land is 
held, is paid. 



76 



Index or Grantees. 



Date. 


Grantee. 


Grantor. 


InBtrnment. 


1660, Oct. 3 


CoLLiNES, Christopher 


Nic. Edgcome 
et ux. 


Deed 




CoMEMAN [Curaming], 
Richard, see Richard 
Bonighton 








Cooke, Richard, see 
James Penn 








CooLE, Matthew, see 
Thomas Wakely 






1653, Jan. 10 


Crockett, Thomas 


Town of York 


Grant 


1650, April 12 


Ceosse, John 


Edw. Rishworth 


Indenture 


[1661,Oct.27] 


Ceosse, John 


Edw. Rishworth 


Release 


1656, Oct. 30 


CuTT, John, and 
Richard 


Richard Leader 


Deed 


1663, Oct. 9 


CuTT, John 

CuTT, John, see 
Richard Leader 


John Sanders 
et ux. 


Deed 


1649, Aug. 29 


CuTT, Richard 

CuTTS, Richard, see 
Richard Leader 


Steph. Samborne 


Deed 


1658, July 25 


CuTT, Robert 


John Cutt 
Richard Cutt 


Deed 


1658, July 25 


CuTT, Robert 


John Cutt 
Richard Cutt 


Deed 


1659, Nov. 15 


DoNELL, Henry, and 
Samson Angier 


Ann Godfrey 


Deed 



Index of Grantees. 



77 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. Ill 



22 acres of upland and three parcels of marsh in Scarbo- 
rough. 



I. 36 
1.66 

I. 115 
1.162 

I. 143 



I. 11 



I. 162 



1.162 



40 acres next to the seaside in York^ between Edward God- 
frey and Francis Raynes. 

Agreement concerning the maintenance and payment of 
Crosse's son, during his term of service and at the expira- 
tion thereof. 

Of all debts due from the besrinnino: of the world to date. 



Land on Piscataqua river, between Crooked lane and Spruce 
creek, granted to Leader by the town of Kittery. 



Mansion house and 400 acres of land in WellSy on the south- 
west side of Cape Porpoise river. 



House and lot in Kittery^ adjoining Daniel Paule. 



Land in Kittery between Crooked lane and Spruce creek, 
conveyed by Richard Leader. 

Land bought of Richard Leader, that was given him by the 
selectmen of Kittery^ between Crooked lane and Spruce 
creek, and land given to said John and Richard in the 
first grant. 

Neck of land in York near the mouth of the harbor on the 
south side of the river. 



78 



Index of Gkantees. 



Date. 



Grantee. 



Grantor. 



Instrument. 



1662, Sept. 29 

1650, Dec. 18 
1661, April 17 
1658, Mar. 25 

1651, July 17 

1652, June 7 

1652, June 25 



1661, 


April 


17 


1662, 


May 


17 


1661, 


June 21 


16||, 


Mar. 


12 


16|t, 


Mar. 


13 


1662, 


Oct. 


18 


1662, Oct. 


18 


1662 


Oct. 


20 



DoNELL, Thomas and 
Andrew Healy 

Downing, Dennis 



Duncan, Mary 



DuKEUM [Durham], 
Humphrey 

Ellbridge, Thomas 



Ellingham, William, and 
Hugh Gayle 



Ellingham, William, and 
Hugh Gayle 

Emerson, John et ux. 

Endell, Michael 

Endell, Richard 

Epps, Daniel 

Epps, Daniel 



John Pearse 

John Newgrove 

Harlakenden Sy- 
monds 

George Cleeve 
George Cleeve 
Edward Godfrey 

Edward Godfrey 

Samuel Symonds 
John Baly 
Stephen Forde 



Harlakenden Sy- 
monds 

John Wadleigh 
Eob. Wadleigh 



Deed 
Deed 
Deed 
Deed 
Bond 
Bond 

Deed 

Deed 
Deed 
Bill of sale 

Deed 

Deed 



Epps, Daniel 



Epps, Daniel 



Epps, Daniel 



John Cheater 



Samuel Austine 



John Gouch, sr. 
et ux. 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Index of Geantees. 



79 



Folio. 



Description. 



I. 126 
1.16 
I. 131 
I. 104 
1.83 
1.20 

1.19 

I. 132 
1.124 
1.109 

I. 127 

I. 126 



I. 134 



1.127 



1.127 



Parcel of meadow and upland [in York'] bought of Edward 
Johnson, Nov. 11, 1660. 

Messuage between Frank's Fort and Watt's Fort, with 30 
acres of upland adjoining, in Kittery. 

250 acres adjoining Margaret Lake and Samuel Symonds, in 
the tract above Cape Porpoise. 

50 acres at Back Cove in Casco Bay. 



To pay £10 in merchantable pork yearly, during the lives of 
Cleeve and his wife Joan. 

To warrant and maintain their privilege of constructing mills 
in Agamenticus, and a grant of upland and marsh for their 
accommodation in this undertaking. 

50 acres of upland, with all the marsh on the southeast side 
of Gorges creek in Agameiiticus. 

250 acres in the tract above Cape Porpoise. 

House and appurtenances at Isles of Shoals, 

One shallop, cable, anchor, flakes, etc., and a house at the 
Isles of /Shoals. 

200 acres in Wells^ on the east side of Caj^e Por23oi8e river, 
adjoining Daniel Pearse. 

All the lands [in Wells'] between Cape Porpoise river and 
Kennebunk river, from the sea to the great falls on Cape 
Porpoise river ; the tract between Cape Porpoise river and 
Little river, also extending to the great falls ; and all the 
marsh on the west side of Little river ; reserving only prior 
grants and town lots, and 30 acres for the grantor. 



5 acres of marsh on Cape Porpoise river in Wells. 



200 acres upland and 15 acres marsh in Wells, 

250 acres of upland and marsh on the southeast side of Cape 
Porpoise river in Wells^ adjoining John Sanders. 



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Index of Grantees, 



Date. 



Grantee. 



Grantor. 



Instrament, 



1662, Nov. 20 



1654, June 29 



1654, July 4 



1658, July 14 



1660, June 29 



1660, July 2 



1664, July 2 



1664, July 2 



1643, May 31 



1662, Dec. 19 



16^1, Mar. 5 



1663, Nov. 3 



Errin, Edward, and 
Henry Brown 
James Arr 

EsTwicKE, Phesant, see 
William Howard 

Fabes, John 



Fabes, John 



Falmouth, town of 



Falmouth, town of, see 
Cape Porpoise 

Ford, Stephen 



Thomas Withers 
et ux. 



Deed 



Ford, Stephen 



FoxwELL [Foxell], 
George 



Fox WELL, George 



Frost, Nicholas 



Frost, Nicholas 



Frost, Nicholas 



Frter, Nathaniel 



James Johnsone 



Thomas Withers 



Company of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay 



John Odiorne 



Tobias Langdon 
John Michell 

Richard Foxwell 
John Foxwell 



Richard Foxwell 
John Foxwell 

Roger Garde 
Edward Godfrey 

John Whitte 



Charles Frost 



Rich. Lockewood 



Deposition 



Deposition 



Grant 



Bill of sale 

Deposition 
Bill of sale 

Bond 

Deposition 
Deposition 
Bond 

Mortgage 



Index op Gkantees. 



81 



Folio. 



Description. 



1.164 



Farm at Braveboat Harbor [in Kittery.'] 



1.41 



1.41 



1.65 

1.78 



1.96 

1.97 
1.152 

1.153 
1.16 
1.156 
1.156 

1.141 



Testimony as to purchase by Fabes from William Waymouth 
of house, stage, flakes, etc., [at the Isles of Shoals.'] 

Concerning the purchase of William Waymouth's house and 
stage at the Isles of Shoals, by Fabes. 



Incorporation of Spurwink and Casco Bay into a town called 
Falmouth, bounded by Spurwink river and tlie Clapboard 
islands, and running back into the country eight miles. 



Stage, mooring place, etc., on Smutty Nose island, in the 
Isles of Shoals. 



Testimony as to Ford's purchase of stage, etc., at Smutty 
Nose island from John Odiorne. 

One-half of plantation of 500 acres on the western side of 
Black Point river [in Scarborough'], .800 acres in Bonithon's 
patent, and one-half of the stock of cattle on the premises. 

To warrant title of premises described above. 



Testimony as to conveyance of 5 acres of marsh by Alexan- 
der Shapleigh to Frost. 

Testimony regarding the bounds of Sturgeon creek meadow. 



To pay to Nicholas Frost as his guardian 6 per cent annually 
on his personal estate, during minority ; and to deliver the 
entire estate when he is of age. 

House, formerly Francis Champernowne's, 30 acres of upland 
and marsh adjoining, all in Kittery. 



82 



Index of Gkantees. 



Date. 


Grantee. 


Grantor. 


Instrument. 


1645, May 3 


FuRNELL, Thomas 


Sir Ferd. Gorges 


Lease 


1663, July 6 


Gale, John 


Robert Yates and 
others 


Letter 


16f ^, Mar. 15 


Gard, John 


John Davesse 
et ux. 


Deed 


16f ^, Mar. 15 


Gakd, John 


John Davesse 
et ux. 


Deed 


1639, Mar. 25 


Garde, Roger 


Sir Ferd. Gorges 


Deed 


1641, Nov. 25 


Garde, Roger 


Sam'l Mavericke 


Deed 


1671, July 6 


Garde, Roger 

Gatle, Hngh, see 
William Ellingham 


Robert Knight 
Arthur Bragdon 


Deposition 


1651, Nov. 1 


Geffreys [Jeffery], 
Gregory 


Alexander Rigby 


Lease 


1652, July 1 


Geffreys, Gregory 


Richard Moore 


Deed 


1661, Sept. 2 


GiBBiNES, James 

GiBBiNES, James, see 
Thomas Mills 


John Smyth 


Deed 


♦ 


GiBBS, Benjamin, see 
James Penn 

GiBBS, Robert, see 
Thomas Brattle 






1663, Mar. 30 


GiLLiM, Zachary, and 
Ephraim Turner 


William Phillips 
et ux. 


Deed 


1648, Jan. 20 


Godfrey, Oliver et ux. 


Edward Godfrey 


Deed 



Index of Grantees, 



83 



Folio. 



Degcription. 



I. 16 

. 136 

1.119 

1.119 

1.119 
I. 118 

11.14 



1.36 

I. 42 
I. 123 



Two islands called Puddington's islands in Piscataqua river. 
Authorizing drafts for balance of account. 



Quitclaim of mortgage of Roger Garde's lands north of Aga- 
menticus river in York. 

Quitclaim of mortgage of Roger Garde's land south of Aga- 
menticus river in York. 

50 acres at Agamenticus^ on the south side of the river. 

Confirmation of former grants of land in Agamenticxts on 
the north side of Agamenticus river. 

Testimony to the appointment of Garde to be the agent of 
Thomas Gorges in Maine. 



200 acres in the village of Cape Porpoise, adjoining Rich- 
ard Moore, three small islands in Cape Porpoise harbor, 
and 10 acres of marsh. 

Quitclaim of 400 acres at Cape Porpoise. 

Lands, houses, cattle and crops at Dunstan [in Scarborough."] 



I. 134 



1.4 



500 acres in Saco^ on the southwest side of Saco river be- 
tween West's brook and Listcome's lot, and two sixteenths 
of the mine above Saco in the country. 

Tract of land called Point Bollogue, on the north side of 
Agamenticus river, 200 acres on the south side of the 
river, houses and third part of land in common on Stage 
island, and one third of the last dividend at the river head 
commonly called the Neck, all at Agamenticus. 



84 



Index of Grantees, 



Date. 


Grantee. 


Grautor. 


Instrument. 


1641, Mar. 4 


GoKGES, Thomas 


Sir Ferd. Gorges 


Grant 


1644, Oct. 18 


GoucH, John, and 
Peter Weare [Wyre] 


William Hooke 


Deed 


1644, Oct. 18 


GoucH, John, junior 


William Hooke 


Deed 


1661, Aprils 


GoucH [Gooch], John 


John Wakefield 


Deed 


1662, Oct. 15 


Grant, James 


Town of York 


Grant 


1648, Feb. 14 


Gren [Green], John 


Town of Kittery 


Grant 


1655, June 10 


Grennill, Robert 


Capt. William 
Jarett 


Certificate 


1655, Jan. 9 


Greenill, Robert 


Capt. Simon 
Evines 


Certificate 


1651, June 7 


Gunnison, Hugh 

Haborne, George, see 
George Rabone 


Nic. Shapleigh 


Lease 


1660, April 27 


Hall, Samuel 


Daniel Peirce 


Power of 
attorney 


1648, Nov. 23 


Hatch, Phillip 

Healy, Andrew, see 
Thomas Donell 

Heard, see Hord 


George Parker 


Deed 



Index of Grantees. 



85 



Folio. 



Description. 



11.5 



I. 101 
I. 101 

1.107 

1.130 
1.5 
I. 60 
1.60 
I. 16 



I. Ill 
1.7 



5000 acres, to be taken at the election of Thomas Gorges, his 
heirs, etc., at any place upon the river Ogunquit, with 
authority to divide the same into manors or lordships, to 
hold courts baron and courts leet, and to appoint a recorder, 
bailiff and such other officers as are usual and necessary. 
Located on tlie southeast side of Ogunquit river between 
the sea and the western limit of the great marsh called 
Ogunquit marsh. 

40 acres in Gorgeana^ near Cape Neddick, 20 acres to each 



10 acres [in Gorgeana\